The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 was one of the most visually striking aircraft of its time. Developed from the earlier DC-10, its distinctive three-engine configuration helped it to stand out wherever it flew. While it promised a lot, the MD-11, particularly in its passenger configuration, failed to live up to expectations. This is the story of its rise and fall.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://simpleflying.com/md-11-rise-fall/