Re: First 757 crash (and first AA fatality since 1979)

From:         "David G. Davidson" <>
Organization: On-Ramp; Individual Internet Connections; Dallas/Ft Worth/Houston, TX USA
Date:         16 Feb 96 04:33:21 
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Daan Sandee wrote:
>(He furthermore claims that the
>MD-80 does not automatically retract spoilers when the stick shaker
>is activated, and cites pilots that say that the L-1011 does.)

The spoilers on the L-1011 will only retract at stick shaker if the
Direct-Lift Control system is active. DLC is only active with flaps
greater than 30 and 2 of 3 throttles not at MAX power. Since the flaps
on the Cali airplane were up this system would not have helped any.