Re: DC-9 Flight Control

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         27 May 96 13:35:36 
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>I do not believe there has ever been a crash of a 727 due to a failure
>of the flight controls.  The DC-10, on the other hand, has had three, and
>the 747, 1.

For the 747, are you referring to the JAL 747SR-46 that crashed near
Tokyo in 1985 after the rear pressure bulkhead failed?  I thought the
flight controls were still functional in a limited way, but that too
little rudder was left for those controls to be of much use.  Did the
plane suffer a total hydraulic failure?

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