Re: 2 vs 4 engines: R&D costs too much ?

Date:         03 Dec 99 02:10:14 
From:         H Andrew Chuang <>
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Jerry wrote:
> I am really sorry to see both the L-1011 and the DC-10/MD-11
> go. I don't recall *any* incident of a double engine out
> scenario on either a DC-10 or an MD-11.

Early this year, the Wall Street Journal reported that a China Airlines'
MD-11 had a double engine surge soon after take off.  Fortunately,
it was a test flight without payload.  Otherwise, it could have been a
disaster.  Since it was not a revenue flight, this incidence was not
widely known.