Re: Fuel tank safety mech.(question)

From: (Daniel Wills)
Organization: Prodigy Services Company  1-800-PRODIGY
Date:         04 Oct 95 22:52:28 
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>Considering the possibility of fuel tanks exploding in emergency landings etc.
>Is it conceivable that they could pump foam into the fuel tanks before the
>plane hit the ground.

Good idea. Alot of considerations though - weight,cost,etc. Fuel tanks in
comm.  jets have alot of seperate cavities so foam would have to be piped
to all areas. Sounds like a difficult  mod on exsisting jets but new
production - maybe.