Re: DC-9 Hail damage

Date:         18 May 98 16:03:19 
From:         jdeitch@bellsouth.net (Jonathan N. Deitch)
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In article <airliners.1998.734@ohare.chicago.com>,
	wb8foz@netcom.com (David Lesher) writes:

> I've not seen any photos, but the ValueJet [yes, I call it that]
> -9 was described as losing the windshield.
>
> How the dickens can the crew survive that?

My understanding is that a side window blew out (causing decompression) but
the front windows held, although they fractured and spider-webbed.  As the
glass used is multilayered safety glass, this is quite possible.

- Jonathan