New Qualms About the DC-10

In the wake of the Sioux City disaster, another jet crashes

If airline passengers during this busy traveling summer had qualms about flying aboard a DC-10, last week's drumbeat of new troubles gave them no consolation. Eight days after United Airlines Flight 232 crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 111 of its 286 passengers and crew, a Korean Air Lines DC- 10 carrying 199 people plowed into an olive grove near Tripoli, Libya. As was the case in Sioux City, a majority of those aboard the KAL flight survived, but as many as 80 were killed. The same day in Los Angeles a United DC-10 had another close call: though the pilot...

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