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Oct. 6, 2001 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on restoring trust among the flying public

...into the cockpit more difficult. Alaska Airlines earlier this week installed the three-quarter-inch steel bar on an MD-80 in Seattle that was grounded for maintenance. The company plans to install the bars on 32 of its MD-80s and on its 70...

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Focus of Flight 261 probe shifts to Boeing

...Times reported Sunday. The Boeing MD-80, en route from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico...is in use on the more than 2,000 MD-80 and DC-9 jets in service worldwide...To win certification of the DC-9/MD-80 stabilizer system in the 1960s, McDonnell...

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Airline safety on lunch agenda

...get your mail on a Sunday morning," Cowdery said. Habberstad said Alaska has begun fortifying the cockpit doors on its MD-80 and 737 aircraft. On the McDonald Douglas/Boeing MD-80s, the doors have been reinforced with steel crossbars. On...

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Travelers show little fear of flying after fatal crash

...complies with FAA's directive to inspect MD-80's, MD-90's and DC-9's as...they've traveling on. "If they're on MD-80's, we're trying to put them on...Network in Kenai, spoke in favor of MD-80's performance. "The MD-80 is...

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Airplane inspections winding down, suspect parts in federal hands

...Suspect parts removed from the tail sections of several MD-80 series airplanes were in government hands Monday as the...stabilizer, a design that is similar in nearly 1,100 MD-80, MD-90, DC-9 and Boeing 717 planes in service with...

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Kenai Peninsula Online - Archives08/04/00

...arrives in Prince William Sound Seat belt enforcement to be stepped up around Alaska Alaska Airlines completes 16 MD-80 tail inspections Indian radio show gathers nation in 'talking circle' Welfare payments drop by $10.4 million...

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Kenai Peninsula Online - Archives08/10/00

...backers resist labeling for Alaska salmon, other seafood State looks into alleged discharge from cruise ship Alaska MD-80 makes emergency landing after reporting stabilizer problems Defamation lawsuit filed by former North Pole mayor dismissed...

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Search on for part that may have broken off plane

...roller coaster, a person would experience a sense of weightlessness at an acceleration of negative .25 to .5 Gs. An MD-80-series jet is designed to be maneuverable up to a negative 1 G with flaps and slats on the wings retracted, said John...

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