Re: Questions about the DH Comet

Date:         28 Sep 97 00:53:42 
From: (Don Stokes)
Organization: Daedalus Consulting
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In article <airliners.1997.2301@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Bizfixer <> wrote:
>It was my understanding that after several Comet crashes, Boeing (on
>request of BAC) did an emersion test, cycling the fuselage through
>pressurizations, and found the fault at several (including windows) square

The Comet testing was done by the Royal Aircraft Establishment, based at
Farnborough.  After the YY crash, Churchill basically gave Sir Arnold Hall,
head of the RAE, a blank cheque to find the problem and do whatever was
necessary to make the Comet safe.  I don't think Boeing had anything to do
with it.

Don Stokes, Network Consultant, Daedalus Consulting Services  +64 25 739 724
Network Design, Cable Plans, LANs, WANs, Radio Networks, Internet Consulting