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DC-3 Trans World Airlines passenger aircraft at the Albuquerque Airport

DC-3 Trans World Airlines passenger aircraft at the Albuquerque Airport

Photographer / Artist: John Fertig

Department: Photo Archives
Date: ca. 1940
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
1 15/16 × 2 15/16 in. (5 × 7.4 cm)
Classification: Photography
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of John L. Fertig, Jr.
Object number: PA1995.053.017
DescriptionA DC-3 Trans World Airlines passenger airliner is on the tarmac of the Albuquerque Airport. A crowd of people stand under the covered walkway. The DC-3 airplane paved the way for passenger air travel in the United States, and is considered the first aircraft to be able to make money carrying only people. It could take up to 32 passengers at a time and was fast and could also take off from short runways.
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