Date: 31 Dec 99 02:09:06 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics References: 1
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email@example.com (General Tso) writes: > On a recent documentary on he Discovery Channel, the fire aboard > SR111 was attributed to the wiring in the "now banned entertainment > system." Also the United Honolulu cargo door mishap was also blamed > on wiring. I wasn't aware that such conclusions had been officially > reached, or that an entertainment system installed on MD-11 has been > banned. Comments? The entertainment system was banned on MD-11s registered in the U.S., as I recall; as there aren't any of those planes with that system, it's somewhat symbolic. One theory was that this would force removal of the system on any plane SR sells to a U.S. carrier. I'm not sure that the system has definitely been blamed; as the TW800 crash wasn't definitely traced to wiring, but has resulted in various inspections and suh. -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.