April 20, 1970

Special Report: Apollo 13

Crew Brings Apollo 13 Mission to Safe Ending

Business Flying

Rugged Yak-40 Handles Easily

Management

United Aircraft Weathers Protest Storm

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Special Report: Apollo 13

Crew Brings Apollo 13 Mission to Safe Ending

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Business Flying

Rugged Yak-40 Handles Easily

Amsterdam—Soviet Yak-40 feederliner jet transport, built in classically rugged Russian design, is an easy airplane to fly and, with heavy reserve power from its three-engine package, should pose no transition problems for pilots flying less advanced aircraft.

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Management

United Aircraft Weathers Protest Storm

East Hartford, Conn.—Industry audience reaction to the opening performance of the Anti-Aircraft Conspiracy demonstration at the United Aircraft Corp. annual meeting here last week was that it had moments of tense and noisy drama, but when the tin can drum beating and chanting at the gates was over, it had laid an egg.

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Special Report: Apollo 13

Oxygen Reaction ‘probable Cause’ of Crisis

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Aeronautical Engineering

Japan Lags in Helicopter Design

Nation’s industry is geared largely to licensed production of U.S. developments at fairly low monthly rates of output

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Avionics

Small-plane Cas Seems Feasible

Low-cost collision avoidance system for general aviation, compatible with airline time-frequency system, proposed

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Air Transport

Jal Establishes Japan as Air Hub

Close working relationship between airline and government is major reason behind short, profitable development period

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Editorial

Apollo 13

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief last Friday as the command module of Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the South Pacific after surviving a harrowing 143-hr. voyage around the moon in a badly disabled spacecraft. The brush with disaster after a tremendous explosion shredded the service module, knocking out its power and oxygen supplies, and the dogged, ingenious and courageous struggle back to earth by Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert wrote another chapter in man’s effort to explore space and taught the world some new lessons about the U.S. space program and man himself.

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Special Report: Apollo 13

S-4b Lunar Impact Signal Lasts Four Hours; Hew Data Expected

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Special Report: Apollo 13

Routine Splashdown Ends Mission

Houston-Hazardous 541,000,856-naut. mi. journey of Apollo 13 ended Safely when the command module Odyssey and its three-man crew splashed down Apr. 17 within 4 naut. mi. of the recovery ship USS Iwo Jima. “Okay, Joe,” from command module pilot John Swigert to capsule communicator Joseph Kerwin in Mission Control here, were the first words from Odyssey after the spacecraft emerged from entry blackout.
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