Mech From Brazil, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
Are the md-80 getting a bad reputation from the media because of the crash of alaska airlines? It seems they report anything that is a problem for the aircraft even if it is not the stabilizers. I would be willing to bet that there are other types of aircraft that have problems everyday that we dont hear about, maybe Im wrong? Maybe they should tone it down a bit or do they have an agenda.I always thought it was a good airplane and I still think they are but Ill bet there is a lot of people now that would not fly on them after the last month of all the reports of this aircraft. I guess thats just my thoughts. Thanks.
Panamfanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
hmmmmm, lets see, there have been forty million emergency landings with MD-80/90 aircraft since the AS incident....I think that speaks for itself. And yes an emergency landing does make the local news.