With both Swissair and the China Airlines incident fresh in our minds we ask ourselves if the MD-11 is safe? As it stands now Swissair 111 was brought down due to electrical problems, at this time whitnesses say that the CAL MD-11 also reported fire in the cockpit and may have been brought down for the same reason.
The pilot in many cases had no right to bring the airplane down in Tropical Storm conditions, but if he hadn't then many more people could have died.
At this point the MD-11 is a safe aircraft to fly, but within the comming weeks more info may come out and MD-11's could be grounded due to faulty electrical wiring. If this is the case then Airbus and Boeing need to be on thier toes because i am sure one of them if not both use some of the same techniques as the MD-11.