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McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 Continental Airlines
Registration: N19072 Type: DC-10-30 Engines: 3 × GE CF6-50C2 Serial Number: 46576 First flight: Nov 14, 1972
Continental Airlines was a major United States airline founded in 1934 and eventually headquartered in Houston, Texas. It had ownership interests and brand partnerships with several carriers. In 1981, Texas International Airlines acquired a controlling interest in Continental. The companies were merged in 1982, moved to Houston, and grew into one of the country's largest carriers, eventually becoming one of the more successful airlines in the United States. On June 1, 1972, Continental's widebody DC-10 service began. The DC-10s took over most flights between Denver and Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and Seattle, and between Houston and Los Angeles.