From: Jean-Francois Mezei <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Vaxination Informatique Date: 12 Oct 96 21:34:29 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2
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Scott Odle wrote: > There are some > very skeptical (and in some cases ignorant) people in some of the aviation > related newsgroups. As I recall Boeing had to go through alot of testing to > prove reliability and maintainability in order to get the approval. I have never had problems or fears about twin engine flights over ocean. I recall my first flight to AKL from HNL in a 767, well before I learned about ETOPS, and never even thought about a twin jet being "more dangerous" than one with more engines. Perhaps my age/background resulted in my not knowing about some of the dangers. Question: Have there been historical grounds for fearing twin engined planes over the ocean ? (eg: was there a time when JET engines often failed during flight ?) Or are these fears purely a result of the fear of flying by some ?