Vol.he ih n D 1Y LXXXIX, No. 26-S
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Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
CITES POSSIBLE DESIGN DEFECTS
FAA grounds all 138 DC-10s
THE FEDERAL AVIATION Administration (FAA) yesterday grounded all 138 domestic DC-10 airplanes. According to
the FAA, the jetliners may have design defects.
'U' hospital treats freighter fire victims
By MARJORIE BOHN
and ADRIENNE LYONS crew escaped safely from the burning vessel in lifeboats. The
The four Canadian sailors who were burned when their 700-foot freighter left Duluth Monday destined for Port Car-
freighter exploded Tuesday in Lake Superior were listed in tier, Quebec, when the fire broke out near Copper Harbour,
critical to fair condition by the University Hospital Burn Cen- at the tip of the Keewanaw Peninsula.
THE FIRST attempts to rescue the sailors at about 10
er yesterday. a.m. were halted by intense smoke and fire. The injured men
According to Dr. Kathryn Richards, assistant director of fnlywr ae yhlcpe oteHuho-acc
the Br etr l orMnra e r osiuee finally were taken by helicopter to the Houghton-Hancock
teBurn Center, all four Montreal men are conscious, even Aipr 60 miles away, and then flown to Willow Run Airport
though one of them, Paul Boisevert, 56, received burns over Airport f Ann Aw y, The men w to Unirsit
96.prcetfhsbdy east of Ann Arbor. The men were admitted to University
9.5 per cent of his body. so fe ~.Wdedy
"WHEN YOU HAVE burns in that magnitude (96.5 per Hospitalsoon after 1p.m. Wednesday.
cent), you're in a twilight zone," said Richards. "His '-INFECTION IS THE (patients') overall enemy," said
(Bsen ert)ou'rehinas(siigh )zonesaimdbRiha ss Burn Center Director Dr. Irving Feller. He added that lung
ar(Boisevert) chances (of survival) are slim, but his chances problems can also occur." Feller said Boisevert is suffering
Raymond Boudreau, 49, captain of the Cartiercliff Hall, from lung and kidney complications.
received burns over 35.5 per cent of his body. The other two Richards said she spoke with all relatives of the injured
sailors were identified as 44-year-old Jean Claude Langlois, men Tuesday night, and indicated that they are en route to
who received burns over 13.5 per cent of his body, and 19- the Hospital.
year-old Francis Chouniard, with burns over 7.34 per cent of A French-speaking doctor has been brought into the case
his body. to communicate with the injured men and get their medical
The freighter caught fire Tuesday morning after a series history, Feller said, even though "Most communication con-
of explosions in which four crew members died. Most of the nected with treatment is non-verbal."
Texas Tech's Mackey . -W
expected to be named
new MSU president
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) said
yesterday that the DC-10 might have
design defects and suspended the cer-
tificate of the troubled plane, grounding
all 138 of the jetliners flown by U.S.
The agency also banned all foreign-
operated DC-10s from flying in U.S.
airspace. The FAA said foreign-owned
DC-10s now on U.S. soil will be allowed
to take off for an overseas destination,
but they cannot carry passengers or
The move, unprecedented in the jet
age, disrupted travelers' plans at air-
ports across the nation.
FAA CHIEF Langhorne Bond said
the planes would remain on the ground
until McDonnell Douglas Corp., the DC-
10 manufacturer, proves the aircraft is
safe. He said that would take at least a
week and perhaps longer.
"It's going to be some time," Bond
told a newsconference. "I can'tmake a
guess on just how long. The grounding
will remain in effect until the problem
is found, analyzed and cured," he said.
It was the fourth time in a week that
all or some of the DC-10s had been
grounded in the aftermath of the May 25
crash of one of the big jets in Chicago.
The American Airlines plane crashed
and burned after an engine fell off
during takeoff, killing 275 persons in the
nation's worst aviation disaster.
THE FAA grounded the jetliners
yesterday after fresh hairline cracks
were found in the engine mounts of two
of the big jets that had been inspected
and cleared during one of the earlier
groundings. The cracks were in the
same area where a 10-inch crack was
discovered on the jet that went down in
The order was issued by Bond, who
was informed of the new-cracks while in
See ALL, Page 2
By JULIE ENGEBRECHT
Michigan State University's (MSU)
Board of Trustees is expected to name
Texas Technological University
President Cecil Mackey as its new
president this morning, ending a
presidential hunt which lasted over 18
The board yesterday called a special
meeting for 9 a.m. today, and said it
would receive a recommendation from
the MSU presidential selection commit-
MACKEY, 50, who was in East Lan-
sing last night, apparently arrived in
the city Tuesday. His expected appoin-
tment to the post was not anticipated,
because Mackey withdrew from the
competition after he learned his name
had been published in a list of conten-
ders in mid-April.
He flew out of Lubbock, Texas to
Washington allegedly to attend a
meeting of the National Science Foun-
dation. He then made reservations to
fly back to Lubbock yesterday, but was
not on his flight, the student newspaper
at Texas Tech confirmed. Instead of
returning to Lubbock, he took a plane to
Despite qualifications as a university
administrator, having served as
president of both Texas Tech and the
University of South Florida (USF),
many of his policies at the two univer-
sities have been questioned by those
who worked with him.
WHEN MACKEY'S name was first
leaked asa contender for the job, it was
See MACKEY, Page 2.
MSU WILL ANNOUNCE its new president today. Dr. Cecil Mackey, current-
ly president of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, is expected to be
named to the position.