• Short Summary

    THE SECOND BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION ONE-ELEVEN (THE BAC III) SHORT-HAUL JET AIRLINER MADE ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT THIS AFTERNOON (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    THE SECOND BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION ONE-ELEVEN (THE BAC III) SHORT-HAUL JET AIRLINER MADE ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT THIS AFTERNOON (THURSDAY).IT IS THE SISTER TO THE FIRST ONE-ELEVEN WHICH CRASHED IN WILTSHIRE TWO MONTHS AGO.

    WORLD ORDERS WORTH TENS OF MILLIONS OF POUNDS WERE PUT IN JEOPARDY, BUT AFTER TODAY'S SUCCESS TEST PILOT JOCK BRYCE SAID: "WE'RE BACK IN BUSINESS."
    WITH A WHINING CRESCENDO FROM THE TWIN JETS SLUNG BENEATH ITS TAIL, THE ONE-ELEVEN TOOK OFF FROM BOURNEMOUTH'S HURN AIRPORT.

    DURING THE 22-MINUTE FLIGHT, THE JET TESTED ITS ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS.BUT THE STALL TRIALS, WHICH LED TO OCTOBER'S FATAL CRASH, WERE NOT REPEATED - RECOMMENDED WING MODIFICATIONS HAVE STILL TO BE MADE.

    SO FAR, ORDERS FOR 60 OF THE AIRCRAFT HAVE BEEN PLACED.FIRST DELIVERY IS SCHEDULED FOR LATE NEXT YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6BVHT0FQL2OE016MV2UVJ1IJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BVHT0FQL2OE016MV2UVJ1IJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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