Re: Airbus Safer?

Date:         19 Aug 98 00:57:30 
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Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> writes:
>>Or the airshow crash of an A-320 whose computers would not allow the
>>pilot to perfofm a go-around because the airplane was in landing
>>configuration.
>
>That would be the Habsheim crash on June 26, 1988, but there has never
>been any clear evidence of the crash being the result of anything other
>than the pilots putting the plane into a predicament they couldn't get
>it out of.  There are, however, a lot of inconsistencies between what
>the DGAC report on this crash says and various witness accounts and
>third-party analyses.  Still, there's not sufficient basis for your

There was an article in AW&ST a few months ago discussing the possibility
that the inflight data recorder was switched after the crash. This
conclusion was reached based on the pattern of strips on the casings of
the recorder that was supposed to be in place, and the one actually found
(or planted).

Ed R.