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USA - Air Force
McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, August 30, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
85-0028 (cn 48233) Pictured departing off of runway 06L after an incredibly short takeoff roll, this KC-10 is here to support the USAF Thunderbirds who are based at Hopkins for the duration of the Cleveland National Airshow. Ever since the 1981 show when Lt. Col. D.L. Smith, commander of the Thunderbirds lost his life in a crash off of East 9th St. pier after ingesting gulls, they have staged out of Hopkins instead of Burke Lakefront Airport where the show takes place. August 30, 2007

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