From: email@example.com (Jim Strain) Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest) Date: 24 Jun 96 00:42:03 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.946@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Mooney1@ix.netcom.com wrote: > Hello I was wondering if someone can help me understanding why the > FAA decreed the 757 as a Heavy Jet. > I know it fits the Cat. just by using its weight, but if I'm not > mistaken that was not the reason behind the ruling. > Thank you ...... Mooney1 I'm sure someone here will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it was because of the severity of its wake turbulence. There was a crash of a light plane a year or two ago on the approach to John Wayne/Orange County, California, in which 757 wake turbulence was a prime suspect as to proximate cause. . . . jim strain in san diego.