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

From: (Richard N. Rea)
Organization: Brigham Young University
Date:         18 Aug 96 20:13:34 
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In article <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.

Hee-Hee.  Actually the two which "crashed" during flight testing shouldn't
count.  The first was from the ham-fisted FAA official who tried to do a
carrier-landing into the runway.  The second (can't remember who was flying
the plane) which overran the runway and ended up in some soft ground.  The
crane which was trying to pick it up shifted and the plane bent in the middle.