Re: 737: Take-off without flaps?

Date:         04 Jan 97 03:55:51 
From:         johnmhunt@ipa.net (John M. Hunt)
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ifly <ifly@indigo.ie> wrote:

>There was a 747 (Lufty, I think) in Africa in about 1978 if I recall
>correctly, that took off without LED`s deployed and crashed as a result.

To the very large number of readers of this group who don't subscribe
to rec.sports.soccer, a bit of translation is required. "Lufty"
presumably is Lufthansa.  For some unimaginable reason virtually
everyone in the otherwise gloriously literate UK and the Republic of
Ireland insist on using slang expressions for every third word.
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John M. Hunt
johnmhunt@ipa.net