From: davelett@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Richard Sun) Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Date: 14 May 94 21:09:51 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1994.1222@ohare.Chicago.COM> Joseph_Hall@sat.mot.com (Joseph Hall) writes: >Deicing mixture also has a "nice" odor, kind of like kerosine mixed >with perfume. I forget what the circumstances with the original poster >were, but sometimes sitting on the ground or the runway you can get >a nice cabin full of fumes if the air intakes were left on during >deicing. I thought airlines turned off engines during deicing as a general rule. In any case, why would glycol smell like kerosene at all? An interesting-smelling deicing fluid would be the 25 bottles of vodka reportedly used to deice a scheduled U.S. carrier's flight in Russia, when there was no deicing fluid at the airport (see AW&ST, 9 May 94). Sounds like Delta got a little creative, or does any other U.S. carrier fly scheduled into Russia?