Re: airbag anyone??

Date:         24 Jan 98 14:46:45 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmscREMOVE_TO_REPLY@cmdnet.lu>
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Thomas Lindberg wrote:
> Why airbags? Why not instead turn the seats and ride back first? Then you
> would have support for the whole body in case of  a 'normal' crash.
>
> Has it bee tried in commercial operation?

The Comet I of BOAC had 8 seats in a 'vis-a-vis' configuration resulting in 4
'back first' position out of 36 first class seats.

> If not, why? Are there any logical/technical reasons or just the subjective
> ones?

The reason is in that part of the body called brain ...

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