(video) Last flight of McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (PH-KCK) operated to Victorville
Have you ever wondered where the planes go when they retire? Most get to the "graveyards" of aircraft, and one of them is Victorville, United States of America.
Most aircraft stored in such places become dismantled and recycled. In recent years, the cemeteries have seen more and more airplanes parked as a result of the economic recession, but also the early retirement of some older models.
Also part of the category of early retirement airplanes McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (PH-KCK), a copy that entered the fleet KLM in March 1997. It was withdrawn from the operating system on 2 December 2013, the date when it operated the KL9865 flight to Victorville, USA. The flight took 10 hours and 25 minutes. The aircraft was named "Ingrid Bergman" after a Swedish actress.
Next on the list was MD-11 (PH-KCC), and below you have a picture of it at the airport Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - EHAM (18 January 2014).
Currently, KLM still operates 3 McDonnell Douglas MD-11, but he will retire them all this year. The last one will leave the fleet on October 25 2014.