Unique video of DC-10s on the flight line at Long Beach

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May 21, 2022
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AirlineRatings.com has been gifted unique footage of the DC-10 flight line at Long Beach, California, in early 1971 when the DC-10 flight test program was underway.

DC-10s in the colors of McDonnell Douglas, American Airlines and United Airlines can be seen in the -silent- footage.

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