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February 19, 1968

Safety

Descent Unexplained in United 727 Crash

Aeronautical Engineering

Expanding Market Seen for Civil Vtols

War in Vietnam

A-37 Proves Effective in Vietnam Tests

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Safety

Descent Unexplained in United 727 Crash

A United Air Lines, Inc., B-727-22, N7036U, Flight 389, crashed into Lake Michigan approximately 19.5 stat. mi. east of Lake Forest, Ill., at approximately 2120 CDT, Aug. 16, 1965. The 24 passengers and 6 crew members died in the crash, and the aircraft was destroyed.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Expanding Market Seen for Civil Vtols

Las Vegas—U.S. helicopter manufacturers have identified a substantial market for second-generation vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles as a result of a major study last year. But they have found little agreement in the industry on configuration.

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War in Vietnam

A-37 Proves Effective in Vietnam Tests

Washington—Cessna A-37A modification of the basic T-37B jet trainer has proved to be an effective light strike fighter in the permissive environment of South Vietnam against an enemy with few heavy anti-aircraft weapons and without air support of its own.
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Air Transport

Further Talks Seen in 737 Crew Dispute

United expects negotiations to resume, and no date for strike scheduled by pilot union; other carriers await developments

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Avionics

Head-up Unit Displays Low-light-level Tv

Syosset, N.Y.—New low-light-level TV system for nighttime use in aircraft or ground vehicles is designed to provide a head-up display of an enhanced terrain image that appears to the viewer to be superimposed in proper perspective and size on the actual field of view far ahead of the aircraft canopy.

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Space Technology

Huge Benefit to Economy Seen in Space

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Air Transport

Helicopter Airline Pushing for Washington-baltimore

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Business Flying

Helicopter Fleet Used Widely at Olympics

Grenoble, France-Tenth Winter Olympics here was supported by a fleet of about 40 civilian, police and military helicopters. Largest among them was Sud Aviation’s yet-uncertificated SA 321F passenger version of the Super Frelon, which served as a complimentary transport for officials during the games (AW&ST Jan. 22, p. 54).

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Management

Viet Cases Swell Renegotiation Workload

Washington—Renegotiation Board is planning a substantial increase of its staff to handle a workload that is sharply mounting as procurement stemming from the Vietnam war buildup starts coming under review for excessive profits. “Cases we processed during 1967,” Lawrence E. Hartwig, chairman of Renegotiation Board, told AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY, “reflected government business performed prior to July, 1965, when the buildup started.
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Air Transport

Travel Curb Faces Intense Fight

House Committee will include overseas investment restrictions as tourist hearings become element in larger economic battle

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