From: email@example.com (Jay Vassos-Libove) Organization: MindSpring Enterprises Date: 10 Feb 96 15:12:13 Followups: 1
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I talked yesterday with a Delta Airlines engineer who told me about an incident of a few months ago with a Delta L1011 N781 (possibly "N781EA" otherwise typically their craft end in "DA" or "DL"). This is an ex-Eastern Airlines L1011. He said that the aircraft had departed on what would turn out to be its last flight, from Hawaii bound for the mainland USA. A couple of hours out from Hawaii, the aircraft suddenly depressurized as a result of a nine foot long stress fracture in the structural members between the rear left door and the tailplane. The aircraft descended and slowly continued to California, where it landed safely, and was decomissioned and sold back to Lockheed for experimentation. I never heard about this incident in the media, and don't recall seeing it discussed here. Does anyone have more details? -- Jay Vassos-Libove libove@MindSpring.com 11575 Laurel Lake Drive +1 770 552 0543 Roswell, GA 30075 U.S.A.