Saturday, May 8, 2021

Korean Air Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11(F) (48409/490) HL7373

(Photo by Michael Carter / Aero Pacific Images)
 (Kodachrome K64 Slide)
Taxies to Rwy 25L for a morning departure at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) on November 10, 1998.
Delivered to Korean Air Lines on March 24, 1992.
Transferred to Korean Air Lines Cargo then converted to freighter and re-delivered on March 1, 1996 as an MD-11(F). 
On May 25, 1996 the aircraft experienced at tail strike while landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) resulting in major damage which took 63 days to repair.
On April 15, 1999 operating as "KAL6316" Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA/ZSSS) - Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI) this lovely lady crashed shortly after take-off due to loss of control of the aircraft resulting in the complete destruction of the aircraft along with the loss off all three crew members and four people on the ground.

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