Date: 19 Feb 97 02:46:19 From: Ken Madden <email@example.com> Organization: University of North Texas References: 1
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Jean-Francois Mezei wrote: > > Recent news reports about TWA800 has shown one of the relatives speaking > out on the 747-100 after a tour of the NTSB reconstruction site. He said > that the plane was well past its planned lifetime and should have been > retired years ago. The ONLY problem with TWA's older B-747's lies in their fuel inefficiency. An airplane can last as long as an airline deems necessary as long as it is maintained properly, and all ADs and SBs are complied with on a timely basis, as all of TWA's aircraft are. Check out my WWW site, "Madden's Air Transportation Safety Resources" at http://people.unt.edu/~kgm0001/ for brief discussions on the possible theories that brought TWA 800 down, but don't expect a sympathetic treatment of the static electricity or fuel pump theories; these are so much BS created by minds with nothing much better to do.