Re: hydraulic problems with DC-10's??

From:         weiss@curtiss.SEAS.UCLA.EDU (Michael Weiss)
Organization: SEASnet, University of California, Los Angeles
Date:         24 Nov 92 17:40:41 GMT
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In article <airliners.1992.8@ohare.Chicago.COM> kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:
>In article <airliners.1992.6@ohare.Chicago.COM> sdl@linus.mitre.org writes:
>>Some of my pilot friends have accused the DC-10 as having a
>>particularly bad history of hydraulic problems (which have
>>contributed to a few crashes).
>Two, at least.  AA 191 at Chicago/O'Hare on May 25, 1979, and UA 232
>at Sioux City, Iowa on July 19, 1989.

I have a hard time believing that an intact hydraulic system would have
prevented AA191 from crashing.  Let's face it, a wing-mounted engine falling
off produces such a rediculous unbalance that even full aileron wouldn't be
able to counter it.
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