What Happened to the Boeing 717

For those of you interested in why the Boeing 717 failed (and you know who you are), the Long Beach Press-Telegram has a pretty in-depth article about the aircraft.  (In short, the plane — which Boeing inherited from McDonnell Douglas and was originally the DC-9 — was viewed as a competitor to the wildly successful 737 and was killed off to avoid siphoning business from that aircraft.  Incidentally, Boeing has sold more than 5,000 737s.)

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