(Photo by Michael Carter - Aero Pacific Images)
This gorgeous "DAC Heavy" taxies towards Rwy 24L for an early morning departure from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) in September 2000.
This was the DC-10-40 prototype aircraft originally known as the DC-10-20. She performed her first flight from the factory at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) on February 28, 1972. Following a year long flight test program, she was delivered to Northwest Orient Airlines on June 13, 1973.
She spent her entire career with Northwest Airlines, performing her last revenue flight on September 25, 2001. The aircraft was stored at Leflore County Airport (GWO/KGWO) Greenwood, Mississippi April 24, 2002 and later scrapped.