Re: Cabin Depressurization

Date:         06 Jan 2000 01:26:09 
From: (Katie Schwarz)
Organization: University of California at Berkeley
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P. Wezeman <> wrote:
>	Following the ValueJet fire and crash in Florida there was
>an article published in a magazine, it might have been the Atlantic
>Monthly, in which the author stated that at any given time there
>was a maximum atainable level of safety in aviation. There was
>a point of diminishing returns in adding safety features and
>equipment, since the safety equipment could itself malfunction,
>as had happened in the case of the ValueJet.

It was the Atlantic, and the author was William Langewiesche, son of
the _Stick and Rudder_ author.  You can read it online at

Katie Schwarz
"There's no need to look for a Chimera, or a cat with three legs."
                         -- Jorge Luis Borges, "Death and the Compass"