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October 24, 1966

Safety

Crew Monitoring Cited in 727 Crash

Equipment

On-board Cargo Weight Systems Studied

Space Technology

Ussr Sees Gains in Manned Space Tests

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Safety

Crew Monitoring Cited in 727 Crash

American Airlines Flight 383, Boeing 727, N1996, a regularly scheduled passenger flight nonstop from LaGuardia Airport. New York, to Cincinnati. Ohio, crashed and burned near the Greater Cincinnati Airport on Nov. 8. 1965, at approximately 1902 EST. Fifty-eight of the 62 persons on board were fatally injured in the accident.
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Equipment

On-board Cargo Weight Systems Studied

New York-Automatic on-board aircraft weighing systems to provide primary cargo loading information are expected to be standard equipment on all military cargo aircraft and most civil air cargo carriers in the next few years. Pan American World Airways has already equipped and checked out one such system on its Boeing 707-320C jet cargo fleet.

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Space Technology

Ussr Sees Gains in Manned Space Tests

Dogs’ severe loss of weight in 22-day orbit fails to dismay Soviet experts; cosmonauts revealed using 20 different drugs

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Space Technology

Grumman Refining Lunar Module Design

Bethpage, N.Y.-Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., now well into the production of flightweight lunar modules (formerly designated lunar excursion modules), is still making design changes. Most of these changes are aimed at crew and vehicle performance improvements and weight savings.

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Avionics

Ibm Develops Line of Off-the-shelf Airborne Computers

Owego, N. Y.-Versatile family of airborne digital computers for a variety of avionic applications, ranging from airborne missiles to orbital laboratories, has been unveiled by International Business Machines Corp. The new Four-Pi computers, as they are called, makes IBM the formidable competitor in the avionics field that it has long been in the commercial field by enabling the company to offer an off-the-shelf airborne computer design for the first time.

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War in Vietnam

New Viet Shortage Inquiries Seen

Letter to AW&ST spurs new debate; Air Force rebuts charges by USAF pilot on ordnance lack, restrictions in policies

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Editorial

Another Pilot's Report From Vietnam

Thank you for the article taken from AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY concerning the “Pilot’s Report from Vietnam.” It was a particularly interesting article to me. This is one of those times when a person feels he is reading something very familiar; something that I have heard many times from my associates on the Big “E” [USS Enterprise] and the USS Ranger, during our flights in the South China Sea.
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Air Transport

U.s. Mapping Program to Alleviate Noise

Systems analysis at three major airports will supply foundation for noise abatement efforts in 20 cities

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Air Transport

Cab May Boost Pressure on Iata

Thwarted at Honolulu, Board could urge U. S. carriers to file Pacific fare reductions unilaterally, may reject Atlantic package

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Air Transport

European Fare Rise Trend Believed Ended

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