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  1. This is actually test footage from the first DC-9 Series 80 taken out at Edwards/Palmdale in 1980. The first three Series 80s didn’t fare very well. The first was used for spin trials and never saw service (too many configuration changes and fatigue issues). The second had a wing failure during cold fatigue testing and this jet was pretty much toast after this max rate decent landing test. Note it passed as this landing was above the design limit and the tail sheered off as planned.

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