Re: A320 and Noisy Hydraulic Pumps

From:         Jennings Heilig <>
Date:         07 Apr 95 03:09:13 
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I don't know about DC-10s, but I recently flew a CVG-ATL segment on a 
Delta 727-200 and almost lost my mind while we were being de-iced (about 
45 minutes).  I was in about row 35 (aft of the wing) and there was the 
most god-awful squeel going on I couldn't stand it.  There was a 
deadheading 727 captain in the next row forward, and when I asked him 
what the noise was, he told me it was a hydaulic pump.  The noise sounded 
like it was coming from overhead, but obviously it must have been 
travelling through the cabin and only sounded that way.


Jennings Heilig