From: email@example.com (Gabriel Haythornthwaite) Organization: Telectronics Pacing Systems Date: 23 Mar 93 00:24:49 PST References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1
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|> | Perhaps a better way of looking at it would be to ask whether there's been |> | a twinjet crash which a trijet could have survived. |> |> Yes, there is a quite recent example. Kegworth, England. There was a |> fire in one engine, and the crew misinterpreted the indications and shut |> off fuel to the *other* engine. QED. (Details from memory.) I believe in this case the fire warning indicators for the two engines were incorrectly wired (they were reversed). There was NO error on the part of the crew. BA examined several other Boeing aircraft from the same order and found they had the same problem. I can't remember the plane type but I recal the episode prompted quite a stir in the UK and at Boeing. -- firstname.lastname@example.org Your eyes are weary from staring at the CRT. You feel sleepy. Notice how restful it is to watch the cursor blink. Close your eyes. The opinions stated above are yours. You cannot imagine why you ever felt otherwise.