Re: L1011 Explosive Decompression

Date:         11 Mar 99 03:54:05 
From:         jdeitch@spamsucks.bellsouth.net (Jonathan N. Deitch)
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In article <airliners.1999.242@ohare.chicago.com>,
	kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:

>>On 8/24/95 a Tristar 1 of Delta (N781DL) suffered explosive decompression near
>>Los Angeles. No passengers were killed. Yet it was no small incident, the hull
>>was damaged beyond repair.
>
> It was damaged beyond *economic* repair.  The aft pressure bulkhead
> separated from the fuselage crown, so repairs would not have been cheap,
> but the aircraft was 24 years old and at that point it doesn't take a
> lot of damage to make the junkyard the best choice.

Didn't it go to Lockheed for some kind of testing?

Or was that another '1011 years ago?

- Jonathan

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