Re: Exhaust fumes in aircraft cabin?

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Date:         12 May 94 13:19:37 
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In article <airliners.1994.1187@ohare.Chicago.COM>, (Robert
Dorsett) writes:

>Right; they were coming from the planes in front of you.

The fumes could also be from two other sources.

1. A failure of an engine bearing-seal allowing oil to enter the compressor
section of the engine.

2. An overheat of one of the air conditioning packs. Not likely on an MD-80,
but pretty common on a 727. This is generally accompanied by oily smoke.