Date: 17 Oct 99 23:29:32 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Katie Schwarz) Organization: University of California at Berkeley References: 1
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David G. Davidson <email@example.com> wrote: >Does anyone have any information on the BA BAC1-11 that had the captain's >windshield blow out? I'd really like to see an accident report. There's a chapter on this in _Beyond Aviation Human Factors_ by Daniel E. Maurino, James Reason, Neil Johnston, and Rob B. Lee. (I have no idea how easy to find this book might be; I read it in the university engineering library.) It happened on June 10, 1990, at 17,300 feet. The captain was sucked halfway out of the plane, was caught by the cabin crew, and remained there until the copilot had landed the plane; he suffered broken bones and frostbite. Just before the flight, the windscreen had been replaced and secured with the wrong size bolts. The chapter goes into great detail on exactly what happened the night before, all the steps that the maintenance manager went through that led him to use the wrong bolts while following what seemed to him to be conscientious procedures. -- Katie Schwarz "There's no need to look for a Chimera, or a cat with three legs." -- Jorge Luis Borges, "Death and the Compass"