Re: A3XX vs B747-600 (was: Airbus lawsuit coming?)

Date:         03 Jan 97 04:36:33 
From:         Joseph Edward Nemec <nemecj@mit.edu>
Organization: Massachvsetts Institvte of Technology
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Jean-Francois Mezei wrote:
>
> > >There may be more A320's built than Comets, but the A320 may still have
> > >a worse accident record, which at one time was the worst since the
> > >beginning of the jet age.
>
> Hey, you could say that the 757 has had an extremely bad record too. If
> you count 1996, the 757 would look very bad compared to the 320 or most
> other planes.

Except for the fact that in every case, the cause of the accidents of
the 757s were decidedly not the airplane, but external factors. This is
not the case with the A320.

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