Re: A 777 with four engines.

Date:         23 Aug 98 14:33:56 
From:         "Neil Gerace" <geracen@wantree.com.au>
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James Matthew Weber wrote in message ...

>I also seriously doubt that statistical evidence supports the assertion
>that 4 engines are safer than 2 in a currently certified commercial
>aircraft. How many crashes of twins have we seen where the number of
>engines had anything to do with the crash? I can only think of one, Lauda
>Air over Thailand...

If a reverser suddenly deployed on a four engined plane, the loss of lift
which caused the uncontrollability of OE-LAV would still occur, but wouldn't
the crew have more time to sort it out? There is still one engine on that
wing holding it up.

Neil