1979: FAA Grounds DC-10 Fleet


We've delved into our archives to retrieve a June 11, 1979 report on the grounding of the DC-10 fleet following the May 25 crash of an American Airlines DC-10 shortly after takeoff from Chicago O' Hare airport. That was the last time the FAA grounded a fleet until last month's grounding of the Boeing 787 fleet. Click here to read the article, written by David M. North, who later became Editor-In-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology.


In the Feb. 4 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology, Guy Norris and Jens Flottau take an in-depth look at the lithium-ion technology and why Boeing is remaining faithful to the technology. Digital subscribers can read it on tablet and mobile devices from late Friday (U.S. East Coast).



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