From: (David T. Medin)
Organization: Rockwell Avionics - Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA
Date:         08 Nov 96 05:24:24 
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In article <airliners.1996.2250@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Steve Lacker <> writes:
|> michael keenan wrote:
|> > The only scenario I can think of is with tri-jets. If you lose one of the
|> > wing engines on a DC-10/MD-11 or an L-1011, and it's an uncontained
|> > failure, I could imagine pieces of the engine getting sucked into the
|> > intake of the tail engine and taking that out. '
|> I think there have been a number of instances where an uncontained failure
|> of #2 or #3 on a 4-engine plane has taken out #1 or #4 as well. In fact,
|> I find this much more likely than a wing engine on a tri-jet taking out
|> the tail engine ...

I thought the El-Al 747 crash in Amsterdam was attributed to just such
a scenario. One engine has an uncontained failure which also affected
the adjacent engine, leading to an uncontrollable airplane.

Can anyone remember if the:

	1. Pilot knew he had lost both engines on one wing
	2. That the adverse yaw was responsible for the crash

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