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User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 714 times:

Today at school in an old pile of magazines I found a "The New York Times Magazine" dated Novermber 6, 1988. On the cover it had a very odd looking plane. It has an MD-80 like tail, but with 2 wing mounted engines. Looks like they messed up on the design. The article name is "Tearing Apart Eastern Airlines" by William Stockton. Has anyone else seen this?

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User currently offlineBraniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 665 times:

HEY ILS!!!
Would it be this


Mdf 100 Widebody?


or


7N7?
Hope this helps ILS
Credits goes to the owner of the above Eastern photo
Best Regards
BRANIFF PLACE



User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 655 times:

That's it!!!!

User currently offlineEWR757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 360 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 628 times:



I am going out on a limb, but I think this artwork was the initial conceptual drawings of the B757 in the early 70's.

I remember reading about Borman (EAL was the launch customer) insisting that Boeing change the nose of the airplane.

Boieng wanted to use the basic tail assembly of the 727 and nose section to save on design costs.


User currently offlineJpz1991 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 583 times:

Why aren't the photos showing?

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 559 times:

I'm not seeing the picture either. I can guess what the article is about. How many times is Frank Lorenzo mentioned.

BTW, William Stockton seems to be knowledgable about Eastern Airlines. He wrote a full-length book about the crash of Eastern 212 in September of 1974 just south of the Charlotte, NC airport (both pilots misread their altimeters). It's called "Final Approach: the Crash of Eastern 212".

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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