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

Date:         05 Oct 98 00:27:11 
From:         malc@mci2000.com (Malcolm Weir)
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On 10 Sep 98 03:04:23 , pierce@spamnot.pat.mdc.com (Gun One) caused to
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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.

Sorry, Gun One, but ValuJet's maintenance organization was the entity that
put the canisters on board.

You are absolutely correct in suggesting that there was nothing at all wrong
with the maintenance of the aircraft.  But the tragedy happened becuase of
ValuJet's maintenance philosophy.

Malc.