Date: 30 Mar 97 03:54:29 From: email@example.com (Stephen Westin ) Organization: Ford Motor Company References: 1 Followups: 1 2 3 4
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In article <airliners.1997.818@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org writes: <snip> > The forward cargo door was seen by primary radar and human eyes as it > departed TWA 800. It left first of all the pieces to go, and landed > closest to the takeoff point. The door has failed before. The effect of > departing caused an explosive decompression which was recorded on the > cockpit voice recorder as a sudden loud sound just before an abrupt power > cut. The cut occurred when the nose separated from the rest of the body by > the force of the 300 knot slipstream crumpling the nose into the cargo > door hole caused crease. Please explain how UA811 returned safely to Hawaii, while TW800 fell into the ocean when allegedly the same thing happened. <snip> -- -Stephen H. Westin email@example.com The information and opinions in this message are mine, not Ford's.