| The Deadly Combination
Engines, Landing-Gear, Fuel Tanks &
Contrary to the
position maintained by officialdom, that most accidents are
caused by pilot error, there is ample
evidence that most fatalities are caused by the "the irresponsible
common practice of hanging engines and landing gear onto fuel
tank supporting structure in combination with excessively high
take-off and landing speeds on overstressed tires."
about it. Almost every commercial aircraft you fly on
today has this ridiculously dangerous configuration which has in fact not been altered
since the 1930s. The fundamental flaws of this conventional configuration
are still present in most jet transports today. The National Fire
Protection Association recognized these flaws in 1947 and made this
"... all these potential hazards [placing tremendous
quantities of gasoline in frail containers directly behind high
horsepower reciprocating engines, adding the lubricating oil and
hydraulic fluids, the electrical, exhaust and heating system, ...
auxiliary power units, ... batteries] are placed in juxtaposition,
and, in such proximity, become essentially uncontrollable, or, at
least, unpredictable, and highly explosive ."
George H. Tryon, III, Secretary of the
Protection Association, in the Quarterly of the
(Vol 40, No. 4) of April 1947
on page 259
Tires & Fuel Tanks
A number of crashes occurred shortly after take-off due to tire fires, to name a few:
- a Swissair Caravelle, taking-off from Zurich on September 4, 1963 crashed shortly after take-off due to a fire in the left main landing-gear well killing all on board,
to name but three, all crashed after tire fires and there were further accidents due to tire fires/explosions which didn't end in total disasters. For example, the fuselage of a United Airlines Boeing 747-400 was torn when a tire exploded and caused a hole one meter long (3.3 ft) and half a meter wide, or shrapnel from disintegrating wheels punched a 3-in. gash in the wing fuel tank and a fire ensued, causing extensive damage to a Capitol Airways DC-8 during a take-off when it suffered a tire failure at Shannon Airport in Ireland in 1977.
- a Mexicana B-727 near Mexico City,
14 minutes after take-off sustained a tire blow-out inside the main-landing gear wheel well, igniting hydraulic fluid and fuel and the plane crashed.
- a NationsAir DC-8 at Jeddah
Two particularly in-depth articles which cite numerous references to the tire problem are the London Sunday Times article of January 16, 1983 entitled "The Achilles heel of big jets" and The Wall Street Journal article of November 1, 1979 entitled "Danger Aloft" [see also the
articles mentioned below for further examples].
Engines & Fuel
Just one example of
an engine causing the death fifty five passengers is the Manchester
'accident' of August
22, 1985. An explosion in the engine compartment caused a
puncture in the adjacent fuel tank and a fire which soon engulfed
the plane (which was still on the ground).
Landing gears & Fuel Tanks
In January 1986 Continental Airlines won a
court case against McDonnell Douglas
. The Judge concluded
that the "aircraft manufacturer practiced 'fraud and deceit' by claiming wing
fuel tanks on the jet would not rupture if the landing gear
was torn off." Incredibly, the judge ordered the transcript of the trial testimony sealed and unavailable to the public.
Out of all the articles presented
above and the many other articles about crashes you will find in the
media, we dare anyone to find one article where the journalist ever
asks why the engines, landing gear, tires and fuel tanks are placed
in such close proximity. It is always taken for granted.
Finally, as you read the
various newspaper articles, you should ask yourself, did the so-called mainstream media play along and help keep you and I in the dark? For your edification we've included a document entitled Mass Media 101 or the How and Why of the DisInformation Age" which will help you decipher the
'newspeak' of today's media not only with reference to these
articles but with all media.