Thu, Aug 18, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"It was a black, black
Source: Airline History Museum President Foe
Geldersma, in an interview with the Kansas City Star, on the
destruction of America's last flying Lockheed Constellation's
number two engine, which dramatically failed during a routine
maintenance check on the ground. Oil and gallons of burning fuel
spewed from three failed cylinders. Some of the burning fuel was
sprayed onto the skin of the aircraft, disfiguring it. The question
now is, how the museum will be able to afford repairs.
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