Re: safest airframes ?

From: (Richard Shevell)
Organization: Dept. of Aero/Astro
Date:         21 Aug 94 15:35:09 
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In article <airliners.1994.1498@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM
(Karl Swartz) wrote:

> Correct.  Neither the 757 nor Concorde have crashed.  The only other
> airframe for which this is true, amongst Western jetliners of 100
> seats or more which have entered service, is the Dassault Mercure.

One reason there have been no Mercure crashes is that very few were built,
and I think, they were only operated by a French airline.  The less the
exposure, the less likely to have problems --- unless there is a terrible
flaw in the design, an unlikely condition, at least in the western world.