The first such accident had occurred during an air conditioning system test on 29 May 1970, exactly three months before the first flight of the DC-10, and there were no injuries. Unfortunately, a third accident involving the DC-10's aft cargo door occured on 3 March 1974 when TK 981 crashed 37 km northeast of Paris, while flying ORY-LHR, killing all 346 passengers and crew.
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