Re: A340-500/600 and B777-200X/-300X

Date:         05 Jan 98 23:42:59 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <>
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Neason wrote:
> Marc Schaeffer wrote:
> > You may add the still ongoing investigation of the B737-rudder problems
> > (crash of USAir Flight 427 on Sept. 8, 1994 and United Flight 585 at
> > Colorado Springs on March 3, 1991). Even if those incidents are 3 and 6
> > years old, Boeing admitted for the first time in '97 that there is a
> > problem with the 737 rudder.
> Please identify the document(s) that support the above claim ("Boeing
> admitted...")

Point your browser to which is the
technical section of the Seattle times. Enter as key word 'rudder'. They
have an excellent series (more than 30) of articles on the 737 rudder
problems. Most of them are from Byron Acohido who is the Seattle Times
aerospace reporter. This makes very interesting reading.

And be careful : I just stated that Boeing admitted that there is a
737-rudder problem, the link to flights 427 and 585 (you may add the
Eastwind incident), has yet to be established. I also read recently that
the 427 problem was pilot linked and probably not rudder linked. This
last statement has however to be confirmed.

My $.02,
Marc Schaeffer, Luxembourg //
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