Re: Counterfeit parts

Date:         03 Jan 97 04:36:34 
From: (Brian Maddison)
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In article <airliners.1997.5@ohare.Chicago.COM> (LesTroyens) writes:

>Public concern about counterfeit parts is being whipped up by the media on
>a regular basis.
>In the opinion of the Group is this a worthy concern? Has there ever been
>a fatality on a commercial airliner attributable to counterfeit parts?

Yes. A Convair 580 of Norwegian airline Partnair disintegrated after
a bogus bolt sheared causing the vertical tail to depart the airplane.
All on board perished.
As this did not happen in the U.S., it was not widely reported.

Brian M