Re: Swissair MD-11 (SR 111, JFK-GVA) crash off Nova Scotia

Date:         10 Sep 98 03:04:23 
From: (Gun One)
Organization: Pierce Aero
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>From the nimble fingers of kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz):
: 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,

Just so there is no misconception about the ValuJet accident, there was
no indication improper maintenance contributed to the crash.  It was a
case of wrongly including oxygen cannisters with tires and grease in the
cargo hold.  They may as well have just lit the fuse and tossed a bomb
in there.

-gun one