Re: Mystery over 1992 El-Al crash

Date:         20 Nov 98 02:30:43 
From:         "C.S." <Christian.Schulz@NOSPAMalcatel.de>
Organization: ASEL AG
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In the german TV a report about the El-Al crash stated that many local
residents near the crash site develloped in the meantime symptoms linked
to radiation-exposure. The program concluded that the counterweights
used by the 747 were made of uranium, and that the radiation spread
around through the resulting fire.

In the program, Boeings official comment was that the _actual_
counterweights are made of steel. Does anybody know which material was
used to balance the earlier versions of the 747 ?