Re: Huge capacity aircraft and accidents

From:         spagiola@FRI-nxt-Pagiola.Stanford.EDU (Stefano Pagiola)
Organization: Stanford University
Date:         05 Oct 93 13:18:21 PDT
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Stephen J. Okay writes
> >Would an airline be able to survive a crash that killed 600 of its
> >customers? What sort of insurance prospects would an airline with 
> >such aircraft face?
> Well, it wasn't exactly 600 dead, but quite a few were killed in
> the Tenerife accident in 197(6?) when 2 747s collided. Both of
> those airlines are still around I believe.( I forget exactly who
> they were...Lufthansa and somebody else?)

KLM and Pan Am.
Back to the original question, Japan Air Lines lost one of their  
high-density 747s used on internal Japanese routes in 1985, killing  
about 500+ in one go, if memory serves.

Stefano Pagiola
Food Research Institute, Stanford University (NeXTMail encouraged) (NeXTMail encouraged)