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Is There A Safety Issue With Canadair CL600 Window

Sat Jun 10, 2000 11:11 am

There seem to have been a high number of inflight failure and susequent shattering of cockpit windows in Canadair Regional Jets.

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RE: Is There A Safety Issue With Canadair CL600 Window

Sat Jun 10, 2000 5:54 pm

The abnormally high rate of cockpit windsheild/window failures on the CRJ are the result of a flaw in the fabrication process. PPG (the manufacturer) has identified the problem and has changed their procedures accordingly. I don't know of any windows actually blowing out entirely while in flight, which is amazing considering how the whole pane usually spiderwebs. Very scary.
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