Re: Swissair MD11 Crash - additional details

Date:         26 Oct 98 02:59:46 
From:         "Tarver Engineering" <jtarver@tminet.com>
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Stephen H. Westin wrote in message ...
>Festus-der-erste@t-online.de (Lothar Kvnig) writes:
>> What will happen, when all aircrafts are flying "fly by wire"?.....
>
>Well, planes have been crashing because of in-flight fires for a long
>time; one web site gave ahistory dating back to the '40s. A fire can
>burn through mechanical control cables, or wires, or hydraulic lines,
>you know. Don't see how FBW changes the situation.

Especially with the MD-11 being a conventional airplane, like its Type
Certificatation as the DC-10.  Other than the GEC GMIS, have either the
Airbus, or Boeing, FBW airplanes had smoke problems?

John