Re: B757/B767/B777 Stearing system?

Date:         03 Feb 98 19:52:51 
From:         Pete Mellor <>
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Matt Lehde asked on 26th Jan. if the A320 that crashed in 1988
was a prototype. The answer is that it was a production model
operated by Air France. It was hired to the organisers of the
Habsheim airshow to do two fly-pasts. To further recoup their
costs Air France made it into a revenue flight, with a full
load of passengers embarking at Basle for a Sunday afternoon
joy-ride around Mont Blanc (after executing the fly-pasts).

The rest, as they say, is history.

For a summary of the course of events, see my 1994 paper
"CAD: Computer-aided Disaster"

Pete Mellor <>
Centre for Software Reliability, City University,
Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB