End of an era as DC-10 makes final passenger trip

The famous DC-10 plane, which has been in the air since the 70s, has made its last ever passenger journey from Birmingham Airport today. It's being decommissioned to make way for newer models.

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Water jets herald landing of final DC-10 passenger trip

Water cannons were deployed at Birmingham Airport to celebrate the landing of the world's last-ever DC-10 passenger flight.

The model, which has been flying since the 70s, is being decommissioned by operator Biman Bangladesh to make way for newer models.

Water jets herald the landing of the last ever DC-10 passenger journey
Water jets herald the landing of the last ever DC-10 passenger journey Credit: ITV News Central

The airline hopes to launch Boeing 777 services from Birmingham to JFK and Dhaka after the airport's runway extension opening in the spring.

Enthusiasts credit the DC-10 with being one of the planes which helped make mass long-haul air travel possible.

Coming in to land
Coming in to land Credit: ITV News Central