Re: Cargo door theory TWA 800 and others

Date:         16 Dec 96 03:15:38 
From: (Rob Charuk)
Organization: Internex Online (, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Very interesting website with information worth thinking about.

The UA811 damage photo was particularly interesting.  However, before
applying the cargo door theory to the other incidents, I would like to
know (preferrably from a structural engineer, and ideally from a structural
engineer at Boeing), whether slipstream/decompression trauma could possibly
lead to total structural failure of the forward area (and consequently,
nose separation).

UA811 showed a fair amount of damage - buckled floor, missing skin.  How
close was it to structural failure and separation?

Rob Charuk
Toronto, Canada