No, this is not an MD-11, it is a DC-10-10.ToiletDuck said:
Who cares what American had, it's not an American airplane. Aviationexplorer (the website) lists it as an American Airlines plane, but they are wrong. The airplane says "AIRLINER" on the side.T-Gates said:American indeed had the MD-11....
Although there was a considerable amount of computer "magic" at work, the airplane was clearly modeled after a DC-10. The "KW" on the nose gear door suggests that it was modeled after a foreign registered airplane. (The "KW" can be seen at about 1:09 and 1:12 in the original movie, or about half-way in the pirated copy.) (Perhaps this detail was engineered by the movie-makers to throw us all off, I don't know.)bigD said:Well, since the airplane in question was completely computer generated, it's kind of a moot point to think about whether AA had MD-11's, etc. I don't give much credit to movie makers when it comes to airplane accuracy!