**As far as I know, no 757 has ever crashed due to mechanical malfunction. That is very impressive. Additionally, the 757 is 'overpowered' and can opperate easily out of hot and high airports such as Vail, Bolivia, SXM
How did that LTE or whatever LT
* crash out in the Caribbean a few years back and also that Aero Peru 757 that crashed out in the Pacific. They happened I think within a year or two of each other.
The 757 has caused planes following too close behind it to crash though with its severe wake turbulance.