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February 12, 1968

Safety

Disorientation Cited in Crash of Lear Jet

Avionics

Tactical Data Test Planned for Computer

Missile Engineering

Fluid Studied to Modulate Solid Thrust

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Safety

Disorientation Cited in Crash of Lear Jet

About 1721 PST, Nov. 14, 1965, Lear Jet Model 23, N243F, operated as a free transportation flight by the Paul Kelly Flying Service, Inc., crashed shortly after a night takeoff from the Palm Springs Airport at Palm Springs, Calif. The crash was in the Indio Hills approximately 13 mi. east of the airport.
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Avionics

Tactical Data Test Planned for Computer

USAF, Mitre will evaluate system to ease planning workload, expedite battle orders with “distributed processing” concept

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Missile Engineering

Fluid Studied to Modulate Solid Thrust

Lockheed developing solid-propellant motor with combustion controlled by hypergolic fluids; scaled-up model planned

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War in Vietnam

New Communist Blows Hit U. S. Airpower

Military aircraft, helicopters on bases take relatively heavy losses to ground fire; sorties increased to counter attacks

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Air Transport

Solution Sought to Travel Deficit

Airlines, congressional committee and presidential task force take three directions in search; imbalance figures questioned

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Missile Engineering

Liquid Rocket Motor Boosts Mortar Range

Army propulsion system also gives projectile variable range capability; new versions for 105-mm. howitzer being developed

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Management

Force-level Cuts Planned to Trim Defense Spending

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Management

Investment Curbs Seen Unlimited

Fowler tells House unit duration of overseas restrictions depends on congressional handling of other balance-of-payments moves

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Space Technology

Senate Report Hits Nasa Overconfidence

Washington-Senate space committee report on the Apollo 204 accident last year lays blame for overconfidence on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and individual contractors, but a minority version criticizes officials for “evasiveness, lack of candor” and a “patronizing attitude” toward congressional inquiries.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Dassault Studies Local Service Twin-jet

Paris-France’s Avions Marcel Dassault is considering entering the commercial transport field with a 60 to 80 passenger, twin-jet local service airliner, which it has dubbed the Mini-Bus. The aircraft is an outgrowth of the Mercure 30 concept which Dassault has studied for several years.

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