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The Nation

September 23, 1985

Power was lost in both engines of the Midwest Express Airlines DC-9 in which 31 persons were killed in Milwaukee earlier this month, an official said. Authorities had determined that the right engine failed completely, but new tests have shown that the left engine experienced a 20% power loss, Ira Furman, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, said. The new finding is important because the twin-engine jets are built to enable a crew to fly the plane even with one engine malfunctioning.

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