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747 Test Flight / Plans #444111

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 1969
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(Studio) 1st Boeing 747 flies.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Everett, WA) Normal load 365; can carry cargo load size of regular cargo plane. $3.5 billion jumbo jets ordered. [Test Pilot Jack WADDELL - reports easy to fly; pilot's dream.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Los Angeles International Airport) Airports not big enough for 747. Need new landing, baggage and terminal facilities. [Continental Airlines Chas. BUCKS - points out had same problem in 1959. Terminals to be modified and redesigned for big planes.] 747 to cut down on crowded air space; big as 3 regular planes.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Huntley, Chet;
Perkins, Jack

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