Aircraft Photo of C-GMXQ | McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61 | Hispania | AirHistory.net #76973
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:C-GMXQ
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-8
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61
C/n (msn):45982 / 345
Operator / Titles:Hispania / Nationair
Location
City / Airport:DublinMap
Country:Ireland
Airport Codes:ICAO: EIDW   IATA: DUB   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:3 July 1988
Photo by:Fergal Goodman
Photo ID: 76973
Photo Comment

Holding on runway 28 before lining up on runway 05. Note the prominent "Hispania" titles, as the aircraft was on wet-lease to that Spanish carrier. C-GMXQ was lost in a crash at Jeddah on 11 July 1991. It is believed that a tyre caught fire during takeoff and that, after the gear was retracted, the fire rapidly spread, causing hydraulic failure and loss of control. Tragically, all 261 people on board were killed.

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