Re: MD-80: Lawn Dart or Efficient Design?

From: (RD Rick)
Organization: Netcom
Date:         18 Aug 96 20:13:34 
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In <airliners.1996.1644@ohare.Chicago.COM> (Robert
Dorsett) writes:
>In article <airliners.1996.1632@ohare.Chicago.COM> (RD Rick) writes:
>>Before the two recent 757 crashes, the MD-80 was second in safety.
>                ^^^^^^ only
>>It must be in first place now.
>Definitely.  Once one throws out the two crashes during the
>flight-test program.  And the crash in Argentina.  And the NWA crash
>at Detroit.  And the SAS crash in Sweden.  Oh, and the CAL RTO crash
>at La Guardia...
>Apologies if I missed any.

Yeah, you missed some.  It's computed on deaths or accidents per RPM,
revenue passenger mile, or something.  There are over 1,000 MD-80
racking up RPM's right now.

The listing I saw was at a Boeing presentation, where they were
discussing USAir 427 and the 737's fourth place.