• Short Summary

    AIRLINES BEA BEGAN INSPECTING THEIR DC-9'S MAEXX METAL FATIGUE AFTER THE TAILCONE OF AN AIR CNX CANADA JET FELL OFF WHILE IN FLIGHT.

  • Description

    AIRLINES BEA BEGAN INSPECTING THEIR DC-9'S MAEXX METAL FATIGUE AFTER THE TAILCONE OF AN AIR CNX CANADA JET FELL OFF WHILE IN FLIGHT. EASTERN AIRLINES FLIES A LARGE NUMBER OF DC-9'S. THE PLANE HAS AN EXCELLENT SAFETY RECORD, BUT IT, AS ARE ALL PLANES, IS SUBJECT TO METAL FATIGUE. TEXAS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES IN HOUSTON NOTICED THE CRACKS THREE YEARS AGO AND BEGAN INSTALLING ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS TO KEEP THE AIL CONE FROM FALLING OFF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA45UX1SJC2YCPU2IENS241XPU5
    Media URN:
    VLVA45UX1SJC2YCPU2IENS241XPU5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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