No cracks started in the corners of the square windows and propagated all
the way round the fuselage. The metal was too thin as well.
Correct this was diagnosed, but not acted upon by by ?Turkish? Airlines,
whose DC10 crached near Paris, when the door came off, hold depresurised and
the floor collapsed (sucked) into the hold severing control cables.
This was a crash at Chicago. Bad maintenance practice (fork lift)
overstressed mounting bolts, which sheered in service. OTOH the plane
should have survived this.
Other 'involuntary retirements' of DC10's include: -
San Diego - instructor allowed trainee to fly a light aircraft into the
glide path and collide with DC10.
Mount Erebus (Antartica) - Air New Zealand pilot over ruled navigator and
flew below known height of terrain in poor visibility and hit the ground.
Other notable sillies with Airbus
France - test pilot over-rode automatic at show and failed to avoid forest -
Bangalore - 6 week old plane crashed at airport (pilot error) probably CFIT
Strassbourg - co pilot set 10X descent rate; pilot failed to observe
Russia - Aeroflot pilot put his eight year old son in charge of controls -
spiralled into the ground.
The last won a Darwin Award.
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