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April 21, 1969

Safety

Failure to Abort 727 Takeoff Cited

Space Technology

Earth-landing Rotor Spacecraft Studied

Avionics

Data System Speeds Line Troubleshooting

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Safety

Failure to Abort 727 Takeoff Cited

A United Air Lines, Inc., Boeing 727QC, N7425U, operating as Cargo Flight 9963, crashed on takeoff from O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, 111., on Mar. 21, 1968, at approximately 0353 CST. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and ground fire.
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Space Technology

Earth-landing Rotor Spacecraft Studied

Downey, Calif.-Deployable rotor system which would decelerate spacecraft to near zero landing speed for dry land earth landings appears “highly feasible,” according to results of a study by North American Rockwell Corp. space division here.

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Avionics

Data System Speeds Line Troubleshooting

Bethpage, N. Y.-Comprehensive line maintenance data system developed by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. here is based on automated retrieval of detailed technical troubleshooting and repair procedures keyed to actual weapon system malfunctions.

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Air Transport

Nixon Move Clouds Pacific Case

White House action leaves international route structure muddied, snarls awards in domestic phase and tarnishes prestige of Board

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Space Technology

Nixon to Back Manned Lunar Plan

Support also pledged for NASA’s space station studies at expense of funding for unmanned flights, Apollo Applications Program

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Management

Army Seeks Fixes for Ah-56 Problems

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Air Transport

Canada's Regional Airlines Seen Taking Greater Role

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Air Transport

France, Germany Push A-300b Program

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Air Transport

Textile Firm Considering Buying Own Air Freighters

San Francisco-Major textile company is considering seriously the possibility of acquiring its own fleet of air freighters because the airlines are unable to provide the high volume of service the company requires. Officials of Burlington Industries, Inc., are studying the Lockheed L-100 Hercules turboprop transport as a possible solution to its air freight problem.

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Air Transport

Turboprop Aircraft 1968 Operation and Traffic Statistics

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