Re: Dumb Douglas: nee - DC-8s in service; no 707s?

Date:         09 Mar 97 22:55:39 
From:         "Richard Isakson" <rwi@whidbey.com>
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Malcolm Weir <malc@deltanet.com> wrote in article
<airliners.1997.630@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
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> On a barely related note, I was looking through my old copy of Jane's
> last night, and was seriously amused to see that the 777 "is basically a
> 767 with a plug inserted forward of the wing and an additional engine
> mounted over the rear fuselage".
>
> [ I don't have the date of this issue handy, but the 767 hadn't yet
> flown when the above was written. ]

There actually was an official Boeing 777 that was a three engine 767
derivative.  The program was canceled when Boeing found that they owned
enough congressmen to get ETOPS approval for the 767.  The 777 number was
then recycled for the new airplane.

Rich