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Rare Eastern Article?

Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:12 am

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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RE: Rare Eastern Article?

Fri Jan 11, 2002 11:35 am

Would it be this

Mdf 100 Widebody?


Hope this helps ILS
Credits goes to the owner of the above Eastern photo
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RE: Rare Eastern Article?

Fri Jan 11, 2002 11:50 am

That's it!!!!
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RE: Rare Eastern Article?

Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:07 pm

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.
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RE: Rare Eastern Article?

Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:35 pm

Why aren't the photos showing?
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RE: Rare Eastern Article?

Wed Jan 23, 2002 12:49 am

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".

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