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October 12, 1959

SAFETY

Position Error Causes Southeast Crash

AVIONICS

Aircraft, Avionic Firm Differences Fade

Space Technology

Soviets Plan Series of Lunar Vehicles

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SAFETY

Position Error Causes Southeast Crash

On Jan. 8, 1959, about 2032 EST, a DC-3, Southeast Airlines Flight 308, struck a mountainside during an ILS approach to the Tri-City Airport, Tenn. The aircraft was demolished by the impact and subsequent fire. All occupants—seven passengers and three crew members—received fatal injuries.
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AVIONICS

Aircraft, Avionic Firm Differences Fade

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Space Technology

Soviets Plan Series of Lunar Vehicles

Washington—Lunar probe launched by the Soviet Union on the second anniversary of Sputnik I was the third in a planned series of vehicles that apparently will explore the neighborhood of the moon before either planetary probes or manned orbital flights are attempted.

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Space Technology

U.s. Plans Gyro-stabilized Solar Satellite

NASA also schedules magnetic field lunar probe, ionosphere satellite, paddlewheel probe within year.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Civil Sabreliner Planned for Late 1961

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Space Technology

Moon Shot Indicates Soviet Guidance Gain

Los Angeles—Study of the orbit of Russia’s successful lunar impact vehicle indicates that it probably had a substantially better guidance and control system than the earlier unsuccessful Mechta, Dr. Samuel Herrick of University of California-Los Angeles told AVIATION WEEK at a symposium on Frontiers of Science and Engineering cosponsored by the University and Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Gulfstream Interior Keyed to Acoustics

Los Angeles — AiResearch Aviation Service Division here keys design of $50,000 nine-place executive interiors for the Grumman Gulfstream executive transport to thorough acoustical analysis, careful consideration of the owner’s aesthetic tastes, and quick delivery.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Increase in Seat Capacity Alarms Iata

Delegates to general meeting fear climb in world’s available seat miles will outstrip growth of new traffic.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Epoxies Win Favor in Short-run Tooling

Cambridge, Mass.—Aircraft and missile makers, facing high tooling costs and short production runs, are slashing fabrication costs 70% and more through use of plastic tooling. Favored tooling resins, according to a study carried out at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, are the epoxies, a versatile group of plastics that are also proving their merit to the aviation industry in structural laminates, adhesives, coatings and encapsulating agents.
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MANAGEMENT

Ardc Shifts Project Authority to Four New Operating Divisions

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