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

From: (RD Rick)
Organization: Netcom
Date:         07 Sep 96 17:09:06 
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In <airliners.1996.1658@ohare.Chicago.COM> Stefano Pagiola
<> writes:
>rickydik wrote:
>> >Before the two recent 757 crashes, the MD-80 was second in safety.
>>                 ^^^^^^ only
>> >It must be in first place now.
Dorsett retorted:
>> 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.
Stefano added:
>There was an Inex Adria CFIT crash in Corsica very early on (1981 or
so)>and an Alitalia crash near Zurich (also CFIT, as I recall) a few

I calmly corrected:
The AZ crash at Zurich was a DC9-30.  Crew was apparently following a
dead Glideslope indication.

>.. not familiar with any MD-80 crash in Argentina.  Can you supply
>details? (Airline, date, location, cause, fatalities?)

Nobody seems to have data on that one, if it happened.