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McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (N306FE)

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"John," the record-holding FDX DC-10, flaring out to touch the mains to the concrete of runway 34L to complete the first half of an early evening KMEM-KRNO-KMEM here-and-back trip.

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I think the tail number should be end with FE.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi, Chris. Yes, you are 100% correct. (Grin ... I kept trying to correct it and kept getting it wrong. First I tried FD and then I tried FX.) Thank you VM for helping me get it right. I've made the correction. (Wave)
LOL No problem.....Good picture.
Isaac Vogelzang
Great photo! What record does this certain DC-10 hold?
adambear8
This was the aircraft involved in the hijacking. Federal Express Flight 705 WIKI link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Express_Flight_705
Dave Sheehy
Nice shot Gary, great scenery and snap as usual! 5*
Uwe Zinke
Hi Gary!!

perfect pic!!
Dwight Hartje
Outstanding shot, Gary!
david hill
Great picture. Interesting history with this one too.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Isaac, Dave S., Uwe, Dwight, David H., and Adambear8 ... Thanks to each of you for your comments and complis. (Wave) Isaac, go to my previous posted pic of this same a/c (just click on the reg number below this snap; all the posts of it will pop up, mine is the third or fourth; shows it landing a few months ago). All the records it holds are listed in the comments section under that photo. If you click on Adambear8's link, the whole horrific tale is described. This a/c, and the three FDX pilots, endured h-ll in the air and brought a criminal to justice, too. Another FA member (member Chris Collinsworth) suggested that this one belonged in a museum, and FA member James Simms followed up by actually sending a request to have it preserved (it is scheduled to be wfu and sent to a graveyard soon, but it definitely deserves to be saved and in the past FDX has been very generous in donating retired 727s to airports for crash training aids so perhaps they will donate this one to a museum).
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
It appears that this record-holding DC-10 has indeed finally been wfu. Its last recorded flight was back on 20 April (27 days ago) when it flew from KMEM to KLAX. I've not been able to find any info about it since that date. I kept hoping that FDX wouldn't send this one to the sawmill but I suspect that "John" is already at a boneyard. Too bad; this one really deserved to be preserved.
cliff731
Apparently sad news, indeed. Thanks for sharing this with us, Gary.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
It was absent from the skies for over a month (from 20 April til 22 May), but it is back "in service" now. If Fed Ex invested over a month of MX into it, perhaps they intend to keep it on their "active" rolls for a few more years. (Fingers crossed ...)
Cade Emtage
I believe this aircraft is to be retired in 2018...
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
27-Jan-2020 DC10Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 08:43PM CST 11:05PM CST 2:21
27-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l () 04:18AM CST 06:58AM CST 2:40
25-Jan-2020 DC10Montreal-Mirabel ()Memphis Intl () 10:27PM EST 11:48PM CST 2:21
25-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Montreal-Mirabel () 04:25AM CST 07:27AM EST 2:02
24-Jan-2020 DC10Indianapolis Intl ()Memphis Intl () 11:33PM EST 11:33PM CST 0:59
24-Jan-2020 DC10Miami Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 12:10PM EST 02:18PM EST 2:08
23-Jan-2020 DC10Orlando Intl ()Miami Intl () 10:56PM EST 11:34PM EST 0:37
23-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Orlando Intl () 07:17PM CST 09:50PM EST 1:32
23-Jan-2020 DC10Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Memphis Intl () 07:24AM EST 07:53AM CST 1:29
23-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 02:59AM CST 05:15AM EST 1:15
22-Jan-2020 DC10Indianapolis Intl ()Memphis Intl () 11:32PM EST 11:36PM CST 1:04
21-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 04:05PM CST 06:06PM EST 1:01
21-Jan-2020 DC10Rickenbacker Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:37AM EST 08:48AM CST 1:11
21-Jan-2020 DC10Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Rickenbacker Intl () 07:20AM EST 07:51AM EST 0:30
21-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 03:11AM CST 05:40AM EST 1:29
20-Jan-2020 DC10Rafael Hernandez ()Memphis Intl () 10:02PM AST 12:13AM CST (+1) 4:11
19-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Rafael Hernandez () 05:17PM CST 10:32PM AST 3:15
19-Jan-2020 DC10Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:01AM EST 08:22AM CST 1:21
18-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 03:46PM CST 05:50PM EST 1:04
18-Jan-2020 DC10Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:11AM EST 08:38AM CST 1:27
18-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 04:28AM CST 06:34AM EST 1:06
17-Jan-2020 DC10Sacramento Intl ()Memphis Intl () 07:06PM PST 12:32AM CST (+1) 3:25
17-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 03:18PM CST 05:20PM PST 4:02
17-Jan-2020 DC10Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Memphis Intl () 07:49AM EST 08:20AM CST 1:30
17-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 03:10AM CST 05:26AM EST 1:16
16-Jan-2020 DC10Portland Intl ()Memphis Intl () 07:06PM PST 12:36AM CST (+1) 3:29
16-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Portland Intl () 03:22PM CST 05:25PM PST 4:03
16-Jan-2020 DC10Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:03AM EST 08:23AM CST 1:20
16-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 04:09AM CST 06:18AM EST 1:09
15-Jan-2020 DC10Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 08:32PM CST 10:57PM CST 2:25
15-Jan-2020 DC10Memphis Intl ()Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l () 04:42AM CST 07:27AM CST 2:45
14-Jan-2020 DC10Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Memphis Intl () 11:15PM CST 12:39AM CST (+1) 1:23
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