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By Emilio Corsetti III

On may possibly 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with fifty seven passengers and a team of six departed from New York's JFK foreign Airport en path to the tropical island of St. Maarten, yet 4 hours and 34 mins later the flight led to the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It used to be, and continues to be, the single open-water ditching of a advertisement jet. the next rescue of survivors took approximately 3 hours and concerned the coast defend, army, and marines. This gripping account of that fateful day recounts what was once occurring contained in the cabin, the cockpit, and the helicopters because the crews struggled opposed to the elements and dwindling sunlight to rescue the survivors, who had merely their lifestyles vests and a lone break out chute to maintain them afloat.

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This F-86's dive brake door Interiors were painted Interior Green (FS34151). Sabres had the bay Interiors painted either Interior Green or sllver. (James Sutrfvan) Sabres were rarely found with the flaps In the down position, however, this F·86A assigned to the 4th FIG Is an exception to the rule. The flaps were electrically operated and returned too· after landing. The Red stripe Indicates a 'No Step' area, however, this was often Ignored by mechanics when working on the engine accessories. (via David Menard) (Above) Two 58th FBW F·86Fs lly over Korea In 1953.

The F·86F·35 was the only nuclear capable variant of the F·86F series. (M. Van Gerpen) (Above) Miss Tena was the personal F·86F of Col Woodrow Wilmot, the 8th FBG commander at Suwon In 1954. Cot Wilmot's Sabre carries the multiple colored stripes on the nose and tall signifying a group or wing commander's air· craft. All F-86Fs In Korea had been converted to the '6·3 hard wing· by 1954. A 100 u (45 KG) practice bomb Is mounted under the port wing. 6 KG) bombs behind THE STINGER, an F-86F fighter bomber from the 12th FBS at Osan in 1953.

The two large panels at mid-fuselage are for accessing the hydraulic reservoir (front) and the engine accessories bay - fuel pumps, oil pumps, and generators. (Mike Fox) A 334th FIS F-86E rests on the Kimpo alert ramp in 1952 with everything ready to go flaps down, power cart plugged in, and crew chief and armorer standing by under the wing. Five minute alert birds like this one had to be airborne minutes after being alerted since their job could be to protect a wounded comrade with MIGs on his tail.

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