Re: anti-misting additive for jet fuel to avoid explosion in crashes

From:         jetbldr <jetbldr.seanet.com@kaleka.seanet.com>
Organization: Seanet Online Services, Seattle WA
Date:         15 Apr 95 11:38:22 
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Several years ago PBS did a documentary titled "Why Planes Burn".  It had
some spectacular footage of the 720 crash that you mentioned.  What
happened was that as the plane approached the ground, it rolled slightly
and a wingtip hit the ground.  The plane then twisted to maybe a 45
degree angle before it hit a set of barriers that had been set up to tear
into the wing tanks. There was a spectacular fireball and little has been
mentioned since about using the anti-misting compound in jetliners.