Re: Reuters Story On Peru Boeing 757 Crash and DR

From:         michael keenan <>
Organization: The University of Manitoba
Date:         06 Nov 96 05:12:36 
References:   1 2 3 4
Followups:    1
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

On 5 Nov 1996, Edward Austin MSc wrote:

<account of 757 crash snipped>

> Not too different from another crash initially blamed on the Turkish
> crew by the American press, that of the THY DC-10 back in March '74.
> This crash initially ascribed to pilot error turned out to be faulty
> design of the cargo door latching mechanism. Mc D-D (and the American
> press)  implying the crew being "Turkish" was somehow to blame.

As I understand it, they tried to blame not the pilots but the Algerian
baggage handler who shut the door. The story is told very well in a book
called Destination Disaster.