Re: DC-9 hole

Date:         09 Apr 97 13:26:04 
From: (Stephen Westin )
Organization: Ford Motor Company
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In article <airliners.1997.879@ohare.Chicago.COM> "McElravy" <> writes:

> On the last discussion of "stupid DC-9 tricks" (we were picking on Air
> Canada I believe) someone asked what the hole in the base of the fin was
> for. The question was never answered and I forgot on it until I had
> occasion to fly on a few (NW) over Easter. As I was sitting in the gate
> area I noticed the hole and remembered the discussion.

An inexpert guess: air intake for the APU. I believe it lives in the
tail, as on a 747.

-Stephen H. Westin
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