posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:51 PM
reply to post by MolecularPhD
I'd like to reply to this post of yours, and just discuss a mistake, I believe, in the source that told you those airplanes crashed at "400 miles
I have a lot I could also say, about the RB-211 engines...but that doesn't belong in this thread.
Originally posted by MolecularPhD
These two separate aircraft both were reported to have crashed at over 400 miles an hour.
I see that both images have been cached in "imageshack", and titled (by someone) as "crashed757". This is obviously incorrect, by my eye.
The first on looks like the Continental DC-10 that crashed in LAX in 1978...during takeoff. I am basing that on my knowledge of the paint scheme, and
the traces I see on the radome.
Second one is obviously NOT a B-757! It is an American Airlines MD-80, and I'm going to wager that is the crash that occurred in Little Rock. THAT
was a landing accident.
NEITHER of those accidents were "at over 400 miles per hour"!!
American Airlines Flight 1420, in Little Rock AR
AirDIsaster.com summary of Continental
Airlines crash in Los Angeles, CA, 1978
Adding, here is a photo of the Continental paint scheme, of that era:
Note the red and orange stripes, on the radome (the 'nose').
Airplane caught fire, BTW. The ONLY two fatalities were two elderly people, who ignored the Flight Attendants' instructions, and opened a wing exit
directly into the flames.
[edit on 10 May 2010 by weedwhacker]