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Item # 556463

February 10, 1969

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, February 10, 1969

* Boeing 747 commercial airliner
* Jet airplane
* Jumbo jet 1st flight


This 10 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 3: "Boeing Probes Minor Problem On Huge Jet".

Tells of the very 1st test flight of the famous passenger jet airplane. Other news of the day.

Lightly browned with tiny binding holes along the spine, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: On 30 September 1968, the first 747 was rolled out of the Everett assembly building before the world's press and representatives of the 26 airlines that had ordered the plane.[40]

Over the following months, preparations were made for the first flight, which took place on 9 February 1969, with test pilots Jack Waddell and Brien Wygle at the controls[41][42] and Jess Wallick at the flight engineer's station. Despite a minor problem with one of the flaps, the flight confirmed that the 747 handled extremely well. The plane was found to be largely immune to "Dutch roll", a phenomenon that had been a major hazard to the early swept-wing jets.

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