After her first 14 years spent with KLM as "Sir Isaac Newton", this DC-8 was sold to Viasa in 1975. Although bought by Aeronaves del Peru in 1984, she remained in store at Opa-locka as was broken up next year. We take for granted nowadays a choice of views to shoot thanks to zoom lenses, but it occurs to me that the angle here was forced by my old fixed 200mm
On March 27th 1977 this aircraft collided with a Pan Am Boeing 747 in fog on the runway at Tenerife. 583 people lost their lives in what is still the world's worst aviation disaster. Both aircraft had been diverted from nearby Las Palmas due to a bomb threat there and this aircraft initated a take-off without permission as N736PA was crossing the runway.
Taxying on Schiphol's neat tarmac, made to look like a maze like by telephoto compression. DC-10 behind is PH-DTC, leased to Phillipine Air Lines, later with Northwest Airlines. PH-DNN later sold to Evergreen International with whom it crashed in the U.S.