Re: Safety issue on Alaska
Originally Posted by NWgoldelite
Everyone seems to bad mouth ValuJet for their safety (not that i blaim them) but what about alaska. When ASA 261 crashed i was a little worried about Alaska'a safety. I'm curious to see what other people have to say about this. I heared they found documents of Alaska employees urging mechanics to clear the airplane even though safety checks were not done so the airplane could make an on-time departure.
I believe the preliminary investigation has determined that three different types of lubricants, at least two of them incorrect, were used on the jackscrew that malfunctioned in the Alaska Air crash. I will not fly on this airline. My employer has already banned AirTran for corporate travel. Now that you mention it, I am surprised they haven't issued at least an advisory about Alaska as well.
Anytime I am on a DC-9, I am a little uncomfortable. Fortunately, I mostly travel on Southwest, an all-Boeing 737 carrier. On our recent trip to Australia, it was all Boeing, including 777, 747, 767, and 737.
"If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going."