Re: Props vs Fuselage Windows

Date:         01 Mar 97 18:42:16 
From:         s_odle@earthlink.net
Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc.
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On 01 Mar 97 02:44:58 , Tom Gibson <tgibson@sunstroke.sdsu.edu> wrote:

>I've noticed that all of the old prop airliners (from the DC-4 through
>at least the Electra) have no passenger windows exactly even with the
>geometrical plane of the props.  Was this a CAA requirement for
>certification?  I assume it was to avoid passenger injury if a prop let
>go; is this correct?  Is it still a requirement, or is there a
>reliability threshold that now needs to be met before this requirement
>is waived?  Thanks.

Whether of not the window is there would make no difference if a blade
departed.