Re: Swissair MD11 Crash - additional details

From:         Festus-der-erste@t-online.de (Lothar König)
Date:         16 Oct 1998 19:02:07 GMT
Organization: Kapor Enterprises, Inc.
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Richard S. Shevell schrieb:
> 
> In article <6smea7$muq$1@nnrp1.dejanews.com>, spagiola@my-dejanews.com wrote:
> 
> > bgagner@my-dejanews.com wrote:
> > > I seen a webpage sometime ago that had several FAA reports of
> > > aviation accidents.  Indeed, the MD-11, like the DC-10, has had a
> > > string of incidents and mishaps in recent years.
> 
> > If the MD-11's record since 1996 qualifies it for "a string of
> > incidents" then so does that of everyone else, and I hope you enjoy
> > riding the trains (which also have their problems...)"
> 
> Thanks for setting the record straight. Until the Swissair crash, the
> MD-11 has had a very safe record. This one has the feel of the Valuejet
> accident, starting with smoke in the cockpit and then possibly burning
> through control systems or ?.  Hopefully the FDR will tell something of
> the originating problem.

What will happen, when all aircrafts are flying "fly by wire"?.....