Re: Airliner Windows

Date:         08 Sep 97 02:03:44 
From:         "matt weber" <mweber@cyberltd.com.au>
Organization: Customer of Access One Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
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> One of the comments made was that the structure was weaker due to the
> large picture windows of the COMET. Not sure how true this is, but it is
> a beleivable argument.

It was a little more involved than that, the Comet had a square window, and
the corners were welded, the pressurisation cycling caused the weld and the
corner of the frame to fatigue, ultimately causing catastrophic failure. No
jetliner has used square windows since!