This story has graphic references to violence and injury and may not be suitable for all ages.
For the operating crew the flight started just as it had done many times before. They were departing from Memphis in Tennessee and flying to San Jose in California in their McDonnell Douglas DC10 freighter. After an uneventful start, taxi and takeoff the crew were settling down to the normal routine of the climb and chatting easily amongst themselves, as pilots do… and then a deadheading crew member reaches into his case and all hell breaks loose!
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