Plane Crash That Changed Aviation #Ep.10

Posted by John Reese Categories: Catastrophe, Technology Aug - 29 - 2013 0 Comment 178 views

Flying in a jetliner is extraordinarily safe: There has been only one fatal crash in the United States in the past five years, an astounding record considering that more than 30,000 flights take off every day.

How did flying get so reliable? In part, because of accidents that triggered crucial safety improvements. Here are one of eight crashes and two emergency landings whose influence is felt “for the good” each time you step on a plane.

Ep.10NOVA SCOTIA | Swissair Flight 111

About an hour after takeoff, the pilots of Swissair’s Flight 111 from New York to Geneva – a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 – smelled smoke in the cockpit. Four minutes later, they began an immediate descent toward Halifax, Nova Scotia, about 65 miles away. But with the fire spreading and cockpit lights and instruments failing, the plane crashed into the Atlantic about 5 miles off the Nova Scotia coast. All 229 people aboard were killed.

Investigators traced the fire to the plane’s in-flight entertainment network, whose installation led to arcing in vulnerable Kapton wires above the cockpit. The resulting fire spread rapidly along flammable Mylar fuselage insulation. The FAA ordered the Mylar insulation replaced with fire-resistant materials in about 700 McDonnell Douglas jets.

Swissair Flight 111 650x459 on  Plane Crash That Changed Aviation #Ep.10






Leave a Reply


*






Another truck accident and a SL...

Posted on Apr - 17 - 2014

0 Comment 52 views

Interesting links of today 16.04.2014

Posted on Apr - 16 - 2014

0 Comment 73 views

Girls of The Day: Laetitia Casta

Posted on Apr - 16 - 2014

0 Comment 67 views

Interesting links of today 15.04.2014

Posted on Apr - 15 - 2014

0 Comment 48 views

Girls of The Day: Mena Maria

Posted on Apr - 15 - 2014

0 Comment 26 views

Girls of The Day: Heather Locklear

Posted on Jan - 31 - 2013

0 Comment 772 views

Interesting links of today 09.04.2014

Posted on Apr - 9 - 2014

0 Comment 84 views

Remarkable Surreal Wallpapers

Posted on Jan - 15 - 2014

0 Comment 55 views

India: At least ten dead in...

Posted on Nov - 9 - 2011

0 Comment 302 views

Ms. Clause Is a Nice Christmas...

Posted on Dec - 19 - 2011

1 Comment 492 views

Plus Things

Join Facebook


Statistic