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Name: Boeing 747 Firefighting Tanker Plane
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Short Description: A 747 used to fight forest fires in the USA

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Spectacular. I had no idea they were using a 747 to do that sort of work.
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I marvel every time a 747 takes off and lands. What a great idea to use them in firefighting.

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There are a few Death Crash 10s used for firefighting too (DC-10).

You may have never flown on a Death Crash 10, but I have. Somehow I survived. They are the scariest things ever to fly on. The hydraulic system is constantly making bizarre noises the whole time the plane is in the air. It is not exactly rare for them to crash either, but at least they are not Russian planes.

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A long time ago, after yet another crash, the airlines were told that all DC10's were grounded until further notice - but the Irish airline didn't have any DC10's so they grounded a DC3 and a DC7.
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I didn't know that DC-10's were dangerous. :QuiteAngry:

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I didn't know that DC-10's were dangerous. :QuiteAngry:


They are seldom used for passengers in the USA these days. FedEx flies a lot of them.

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I didn't know that DC-10's were dangerous. :QuiteAngry:

Not now, but in the early days the rear cargo door would open at 11,000 feet, part of the floor would drop from the plane and the control cables would be cut. 346 people died on one (Turkish) flight - 1,261 fatalities altogether.
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Not now, but in the early days the rear cargo door would open at 11,000 feet, part of the floor would drop from the plane and the control cables would be cut. 346 people died on one (Turkish) flight - 1,261 fatalities altogether.


Jesus! I didn't hear about that one. :QuiteAngry:


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