A brand new McDonnell Douglas DC-10 just a few months old operating American Airlines Flight 96 from Detroit, Michigan to Buffalo, New York suffers an explosive decompression after a cargo door burst. The pilots forced at emergency landing at Windsor, Ontario. However, the fault with the door is not repaired and two years later, Turkish Airlines Flight 981 suffers a similar blowout during a flight from Paris to London. This time, the DC-10's hydraulic system was damaged and the aircraft smashed into a forest in Senlis, killing all 346 on board, thus making it the deadliest aviation disaster at that time.
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