DC-10’s and MD-11’s are and was some of the most popular airplanes in the world. But what made people call them the “Death Trap”?
Was It design flaw, engine failiure, pilot error?
2 of the most horrifying accidents of the DC-10 aircraft that I can Remember…
- American Airlines flight 191. Engine fell off after poor maintenance and suffered hydraulic problems which made it uncontrollable, the fate of this aircraft went down near a hangar at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
- Air New Zealand flight 901. Poor visibility and pilot error caused this jet to crash into Mt Erebus.