Re: New MD-80, MD-88 tailcones?

From: (Geoff Miller)
Organization: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Date:         02 Sep 93 04:13:01 PDT
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  or MIME structure (IanMaclure) writes:

>Retrofitting ought to be relatively easy as the tailcone is
>merely an aerodynamic fairing which can be ejected if it
>is desired to use the rear bulkhead emergency exit.

Speaking of emergency exits, were some DC-9s and MD-80s built
without the tail stairway?  I don't remember which airline it
was on, but I seem to recall seeing an emergency information
card that either made no mention of the tail stairway or had
separate evacuation instructions for airplanes with and without
it.  (The ejectable tailcone seems to be present on all versions,


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