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  •  Have you read "Destination: Disaster"? (1+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest

    In large part about the L1011 v DC10 competition -- as well as the subsequent Turkish Airlines DC10 crash.

    Very compelling read, and excellently researched.

    •  "...Disaster..." (1+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest

      Didn't that also say that as a result of the competition they got away with not using disc brakes to lock the forward flaps in place which is what caused the asymmetry when the engine departure destroyed the hydraulics in the Chicago crash?  After reading this or something very similar, I refused to fly in that plane because there were so many design flaws or cut corners.  

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