Re: Rear engined aircraft. (727 DC9 MD80)

From: (James Murphy {75881})
Organization: Raytheon Company
Date:         07 Dec 94 01:15:45 
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  or MIME structure

Also, flying is a balancing act of forces such as lift/weight and CL/CG.

Jettisoning an engine would SIGNIFICANTLY alter the CG of an aircraft,
probably inducing a nose-down attitude that the control surfaces would
lack sufficient authority to overcome.

The opinion expressed here are mine, not my employers.  In fact,
opinions are probably the one thing developed at work that
employers do _not_ claim ownership of.