• 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.

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    EASTERN DC9 LANDS IN MIAMI. MECHANICS INSPECT DC9. REPORTER SEAMANS TO CAMERA. CLOSEUP DAMAGED AREA. MAINTENANCE VINLWYOSIDENT FRED LIND DESCRIBES DAMAGE, SAYS THE PROCEDURE IS TO FIND THE CRACK BEFORE IT IS SERIOUS AND REPAIR IT. SCENE OF EASTERN DC9 TAXIING. TEXAS INTERNATIONAL DC9 TAXIS IN HOUSTON,MECHANIC INSPECTS AMA, SCENES OF REINFORCING DEVICE SAWING WHERE IT FITS. MAINTENANCE EXECUTIVE JAMES ASPREY SAYS THE PROBLEM IS SUFFICIENTLY SEVERE TO MODIFY THE ENTIRE FLEET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.



    MORE SCENES OF TI DC9 TASIING.




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    NARR BY IKE ??? AND SANDY GILMOUR
    TITLE TO BE VERIFIED

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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    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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