Defective Equipment “American Airlines Flight 96, June 11, 1972; The Paris DC-10 Crash 1974”

At 1919:48 local time on a cool summer’s evening, American Airlines Flight 96 lifted off from runway zero three right (03R) at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport. The date was 11 June 1972. Flight 96 was a DC-10 (Series 10) scheduled service from Detroit to Buffalo and was lightly loaded with only 56 passengers and 11 crew.…

Martin B-57

Bombers with Pakistan Air Force Role: Tactical bomber Manufacturer: Martin First flight: 20 July 1953 Introduction: 1954 Retired: 1983 (USAF); 1985 (Pakistan) Status: Retired (3 still used by NASA) Primary users     United States Air Force Pakistan Air Force Republic of China Air Force Number built: 403 Unit cost: US$1.26 million (B-57B) Developed from: English Electric…

Indo-Pakistan Theatre

Sabre F-86F-40-NA   Role: Fighter National origin: United States Manufacturer: North American Aviation First flight: 1 October 1947 Introduction: 1949, with USAF Retired: 1994, Bolivia Primary users    United States Air Force; Japan Air Self-Defense Force; Spanish Air Force; Republic of Korea Air Force Number built: 9,860 Unit cost: US$219,457 (F-86E) Developed from: North American FJ-1…

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

A German F-104F in 1960. In 1962 this aircraft crashed along with three others after a pilot error Fighters with Pakistan Air Force The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF). One of the Century Series of fighter aircraft, it was operated…

Shenyang F 6

Fighters with Pakistan Air Force Mikoyan MIG-19; Shenyang F 6     Built in large numbers than any other version of the MiG-19 and now the only model still serving in substantial numbers, the MiG-19SF has a secondary ground attack role and (apart from the Chinese-built version) is now largely confined to the V-VS FA…

Hawker Tempest

Fighters with Pakistan Air Force: Hawker Tempest Specifications (Tempest V) Data from Jane’s Fighting Aircraft of World War II, The Hawker Tempest I-IV General characteristics Crew: One Length: 33 ft 8 in (10.26 m) Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.49 m) Height: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m (tail down)) Wing area: 302 ft² (28…