From: email@example.com (Keith Howie) Organization: OSD, Inc. Date: 27 Apr 95 03:00:28 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1995.443@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Becker) writes: >As I recall, the anti-misting compound experiment was at least partially >successful technically, but, because of the crash test, a public rela- >tions disaster. Turns out the additive reduced the temperature of the >resulting fire several hundred degrees, increasing significantly the >time required for the fire to invade the cabin. >The pictures from the interior of the plane were impressive, in that >the resulting flames took several minutes to invade the cabin instead >of the usual 45-70 seconds. You are confusing two separate things. The PBS documentary that I mentioned in an earlier post did have a segment dealing with the progression of a fire inside a passenger cabin following a crash and how the use of certain materials could slow down the spread of the fire. There was some pretty spectacular footage of a staged fire inside the cabin of a jetliner. However, this was not the 720 crash that was staged to test the effectiveness of the anti-misting compound. In that case, there was no interior left to photograph a few seconds after the plane's wingtip first grazed the ground.