Date: 10 Sep 98 03:04:22 From: email@example.com (Edward Hahn) Organization: The MITRE Corporation References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1998.1405@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote: >Someone else wrote: >>P.S.: wasn't this accident similiar to the ValueJet in Florida ? > >Both involved fire, or at least smoke, aboard aircraft manufactured by >McDonnell Douglas, and both crashed into water killing all aboard. On >the other hand, one crash occurred shortly after takeoff and involved >an old aircraft that hadn't received the best of maintenance, while the >other occurred well after the flight had reached its cruising altitude >and involved a relatively new aircraft with a clean maintenance record >by a top-notch carrier. Karl, I hope that you weren't implying that the maintenance history of the DC9 in the Valujet crash was a factor in the crash; while I haven't seen the final, definitive report, I don't believe that maintenance on the airframe itself was even a partial causal factor in that accident. ed >>>> Ed Hahn | firstname.lastname@example.org | (703) 883-5988 <<<< The above statement is the opinion of the author. No endorsement or warranty by the MITRE Corporation is expressed or implied. Really, I wouldn't kid you about a thing like this.