A successor to the dangerous DC-10. It wasn't nearly as scary but just as inefficient! Longer, heavier, and arguably uglier. Couldn't land as short as the DC-10 and was too thirsty for fuel to compete with the 777 or the A330. It had a big following in the aviation enthusiast world but struggled to find a home in any modern commercial airline. They didn't crash as much mostly because they didn't fly as much. Any airline that still has one is working desperately to get rid of it.
by TheCarFanatic March 09, 2014