Just three days before Christmas 1996, an Airborne Express flight crew was performing a Functional Evaluation Flight on a DC-8 that had just undergone some major maintenance. The formal PIC occupied the right seat; the pilot-flying was in the left. In addition to the flight engineer, there were three maintenance technicians on board. The airplane departed Piedmont Triad Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, N.C., and was assigned a block altitude of 13,000 to 15,000 feet. Upon seeing the jet depart ...


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