Re: A 777 with four engines.

Date:         23 Aug 98 14:33:57 
From: (Peter Unmuth)
Organization: Siemens AG Austria
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James Matthew Weber <> wrote:

|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...

Sorry to correct you, but the Lauda Air crash had nothing to do with the number
of engines. AFAIK it was a failure of the thrust reverser during the flight.
Correct me if I'm wrong!

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