From: "E.A. Singh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK Date: 08 Aug 95 01:45:09 References: 1 2 3
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John Carr (email@example.com) said >A few years ago an airliner (a 727?) was hijacked. The hijacker shot >the crew and the airplane did a power on dive into the ground. I heard >that it went supersonic in the last seconds. I'm not sure whether to >believe that -- 700 kts at low altitude is probably well above the >structural limit. I think maybe your thinking of that BAe 146 when the crew were shot dead by the sole hijacker (a disgruntled ex-employee of the airline), resulting in loss of control of the airliner at around 30,000 ft. I think as a result also security was tightened at all US airports.