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Old 5th May 2011, 22:41
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HN39, I always took the in line of flight phrase to mean the plane's horizontal velocity component was chiefly in the direction the plane was pointing. In that sense the phrase both appears accurate and sensible. (Damage on recovered components and bodies would have been different with a significant tailward motion or a side-slip motion.)
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