Re: MD-88 Tail Cone (Delta)

From:         vee12@airmail.net (Butch Vaillancourt)
Date:         26 Jul 96 10:59:13 
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>In several pictures of the Delta MD-88 in Pensacola, the tail cone is
>missing.
>
>What's accessible through the tail cone?  (The cone doesn't "fall off"
>to open a chute, does it?!?)

When the back door is closed on a 88 or 90 a catwalk falls down from the
ceiling just behind the door. In an emergency, the back door is opened, the
tailcone falls off and a emergency slide is inflated.

Butch V.

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