Fuel dump before crash-landing

From:         <IO00656@MAINE.maine.edu>
Organization: University of Maine System
Date:         27 Apr 95 02:53:22 
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     I know that pilots dump fuel when they need to land soon after take off
because maximum landing weight is usually significantly less than maximum take
off weight.  However, since most deaths in crash-landings are due to fire or
smoke, shouldn't it be standard proceedure to dump fuel before a crash landing?