October 3, 1960

SAFETY

C-54 Under Vfr Crashes Into Mountain

MANAGEMENT

Celanese Bids for Major Missile Market

MANAGEMENT

Inter-union Fight Looms at Icbm Sites

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SAFETY

C-54 Under Vfr Crashes Into Mountain

On Sept. 24, 1959, at approximately 1717 A.S.T., a Douglas C-54B-DC, N 63396, operated by Reeve Aleutian Airways, Inc., as Flight 3, crashed into the northeast side of Great Sitkin Island killing all 16 persons on board. Flight 3 was a scheduled flight between Anchorage and Shemya, with intermediate stops at Cold Bay and Adak, Alaska.
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MANAGEMENT

Celanese Bids for Major Missile Market

Asheville, N. C.—New United States ownership and financial backing by the 12th largest American chemical company is giving a rocket plant located here at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains a second opportunity to break into the U. S. missile market.

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MANAGEMENT

Inter-union Fight Looms at Icbm Sites

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AVIONICS

Usaf Meeting Stirs Bionics Interest

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Anti-satellite Techniques Investigated

Washington—Mounting concern over the development of reconnaissance satellites or even armed nuclear bombardment satellites is causing major space technology companies to take an early hard look at methods of detecting, tracking, intercepting and finally destroying potentially hostile satellites.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Eastern Eyes Lucrative Mexico Market

Jet transports have started shift in travel patterns; drop in traffic growth at Miami is marked example.

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Skybolt Albm Gets Priority for 1964 Availability

New configuration of air-launched weapon resembles conventional ground-launched ballistic missile.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

B-58a Wins Sac Radar-bombing Event

Bergstrom AFB, Tex.—Convair-Ft. Worth’s B-58A Hustler supersonic bomber weapon system successfully passed a significant milestone by taking first-place honors in the radar bombing portion of Strategic Air Command’s hard-fought 12th annual combat competition here.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Industry Pushes Turbine Engine Plans

Los Angeles — Rapidly building ground swell for light turbine engines in business aircraft evidenced here at National Business Aircraft Assn.’s 13th annual meeting and forum indicates that it is reaching the point where timing of announcement of plans is becoming a critical factor to airframe builders’ management.

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Letters

True Cooperation We much appreciated at SFERMA (Societe Francaise d’Entretien et de Reparation de Materiel Aeronautique) the extensive coverage given in your Sept. 5 issue (p. 112) about our “Turbo Travel Air” project. A very accurate report has been given from a technical point of view.
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