From: email@example.com (Stephen H. Westin) Date: 19 Oct 1998 14:33:31 GMT Organization: Program of Computer Graphics -- Cornell University References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1
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Festusfirstname.lastname@example.org (Lothar Kvnig) writes: > Richard S. Shevell schrieb: <snip> > > Thanks for setting the record straight. Until the Swissair crash, the > > MD-11 has had a very safe record. This one has the feel of the Valuejet > > accident, starting with smoke in the cockpit and then possibly burning > > through control systems or ?. Hopefully the FDR will tell something of > > the originating problem. > What will happen, when all aircrafts are flying "fly by wire"?..... Well, planes have been crashing because of in-flight fires for a long time; one web site gave ahistory dating back to the '40s. A fire can burn through mechanical control cables, or wires, or hydraulic lines, you know. Don't see how FBW changes the situation. -- -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.