TWICE AS FAR

 

SWISSAIR 111

CRASH INVESTIGATION

 

 

 

- EXTRACT FROM FILE NOTES -

 

 

FOR

- 1999 JUN 12 -

 

99-06-12           1200    To A Hangar and equipment ready

                          1730 AST        Depart Halifax for Toronto via Air Canada 627 with John GARSTANG.

                          1900 EST        Depart Toronto via Air Canada 878 for Zurich, travelling tourist class with GARSTANG & ROBERTSON.  Eight hour flight until 0945 hrs.

(Clarification:)  Robertson was a contracted civilian surveyor hired to transit survey exact measurements of the aircraft interior and various pieces of equipment.  Boeing at the time had all of their aircraft and equipment designs as hand drawn diagrams with nothing computerized.  The DC-10 along with its stretched version that became the MD-11 had been created as pencil drawings on a drafting table, not on a computer as is done today.   Boeing worked to copy the drawings over to CAD, but it was a slow process.  John Garstang and the TSB wanted faster results, so it was easier to hire someone to measure the exact distances involved and thus create an outline for the burnt pieces.





 

 

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