(None of which demands the kind of everyday flawless performance we expect of an airliner).
When 239 people disappear on an airliner, who takes the hot seat?
And it was controversial because nobody had ever built an airliner this large with only two engines.
Beck was totally unaware that earlier that morning the Soviets had shot down a Korean airliner in the Sea of Japan.
The situation could lead to a serious accident where an airliner might collide with a Russian bomber.
And second and more importantly, what in the world does that have to do with the Malaysian airliner?
But there has been no experience, until now, of what fire does to the composite fuselage of an airliner.
If a New Guinea savage wants to take passage aboard a Qantas airliner, what is the fare in cowrie shells?
An airliner he had been riding in had made a forced landing, had nosed over pretty hard, and had banged him up a little.
"Kidnap plot linked to airliner crash killing fifty," she read.