From: email@example.com (John Liebson) Organization: ISFSI Date: 04 Oct 95 22:52:29 References: 1
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firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >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. My background is structural firefighting, not aircraft, so I'm no expert on the subject. That said, I will state that the idea has been considered, even tested; basic result is that the added weight of foam and equipment, the danger of a falsely-triggered system, the fact that foam does not really work by simply pumping it into the fuel tanks, etc., all work against your idea.