Re: QF Flight Engineers Dying?

Date:         16 Sep 99 16:42:45 
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In article <airliners.1999.978@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "Russell Short" <r.short@student.unsw.edu.au> wrote:
> According to a QF Senior Technical Specialist in avionics, fears have been
> around for years regarding electric and magnetic fields around the FE panel
> in the 747 Classic (and indeed other 3-crew aircraft). Forward Facing flight
> crews are not experiencing the same rate of death due to brain cancers
> leading to circumstantial evidence suggesting that being a flight engineer
> can indeed be a health hazard.

If this were a cause, wouldn't other airlines with Flight Engineers also
be having this problem?  With all of the 727s still being flown by AA,
DL, and UA, for example, you would think that they would be dropping
like flies if this was true!

Mike

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