October 9, 1961

SAFETY

Icing Caused Capital Viscount to Crash

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Flow of C-141 Subcontracting Under Way

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Roving Vehicle Control Poses Problems

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SAFETY

Icing Caused Capital Viscount to Crash

At approximately 2219 E.S.T., January 18, 1960, a Capital Airlines Viscount, N 7462, en route from Washington, D.C., to Norfolk, Virginia, crashed and burned near Charles City, Virginia. All 46 passengers, including two infants, and the four crew members received fatal injuries.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Flow of C-141 Subcontracting Under Way

Marietta, Ga.—Development of Lockheed’s C-141, the turbofan freighter designed to bolster U. S. strategic lift, is on schedule here as subcontracts ultimately worth more than $500 million begin to flow toward U. S.—and perhaps Canadian—manufacturers.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Roving Vehicle Control Poses Problems

Los Angeles—Guidance and control of unmanned roving vehicles prowling about extraterrestrial surfaces hundreds of thousands or millions of miles from their human, earthbound operators pose a number of difficult problems which must be solved before the complicated missions planned for this new type of spacecraft can be achieved.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline Presidents Clash with Cab on Unprofitable Promotional Fares

Washington—Airline presidents are deeply concerned over the results of promotional fares designed to attract a new mass market for air travel, and may soon move to abandon the controversial youth fare plan. Six of the 13 presidents who recently attended a closed door discussion of industry problems with the Civil Aeronautics Board told AVIATION WEEK the complex of low-cost fares is attracting business, but at the expense of seriously diluting the industry’s more profitable first-class earnings.

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MANAGEMENT

Sac Planes Rated on Combat Simulation

Fairchild AFB, Wash.—Combat crews participating in the 13th annual bombing competition held here by the Strategic Air Command were composed entirely of Boeing B-52 and B-47 wings. Crews and aircraft of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command were unable to participate this vear because of commitments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the necessity of staying on station.

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Soviets, U. S. Call for Space Cooperation

12th International Astronautical Congress is told that Russia might someday launch joint payloads.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Rolls Studies Lift-jet Engine Applications

London—Rolls-Royce engineers are studying possible layouts of lift-jet engines in tactical and transport aircraft and claim that two types of VTOL airplanes can be developed in the near future, using data now available or the results of current research and testing.

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AIR TRANSPORT

British-run School Trains Airline Pilots

Hamble—Twin-engine training will start soon for the first class of cadets at Hamble College of Air Training, a school for potential airline captains sponsored by the British government. The students headed for training in Piper Apache twins all will be absorbed by British Overseas Airways Corp. as first officers upon graduation.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Douglas, Faa Urge Changes in Dc-8s

Washington—Douglas Aircraft Co., in concert with Federal Aviation Agency, has urged that airlines operating DC-8s undertake major mechanical changes to rule out asymmetric reverse thrust as the cause of off-runway swerves after touchdown and to strengthen the aircraft’s hydraulic system.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Split on Foreign Carrier Curbs

Proposed legislation to control capacity and rates creates division over extent of government’s role.

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