Re: Airliner Windows

Date:         08 Sep 97 02:03:46 
From:         BobB <bblondel@3rddoor.com>
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jf mezei wrote:
> TLC (The Learning Channel TV in the USA) had a programme about airliner
> crashes last week. They talked about the COMET plane in the UK back in
> the 50s which suffered structural failures at altitude due to pressure
> differentials.
>
> 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.

Well, they redesigned the windows, and the Comets quit falling out
of the sky. In fact I saw a Nimrod (ASW version of the DH Comet) on
final at NAS Oceana Monday last.

Quite a believable argument.

-= bob =-