From: email@example.com (Jim Strain) Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest) Date: 27 Feb 96 23:00:32 References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2 3
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In article <airliners.1996.235@ohare.Chicago.COM>, BMADDISO@bcsc02.gov.bc.ca wrote: > Does anyone have examples of prior incidents of mis-fueling on airliners. > I know of a C130 Hercules which suffered this in Africa some years back. > The airplane survived but required substantial repairs in order to purge > the system. What sort of mis-fueling did you envision? Are there now different kinds of jet fuel? I know it's been a lot of years since I was a ramp rat, but it still *smells* like the same stuff to me. The only fuels I remember ever seeing (and they powered ALL kinds of aircraft) were JP5 (successor to the old JP4) which was and is basically kerosene, and 115/145 AV-GAS (high-octane aviation gasoline used in recips). In my time, the same JP was used for both turbo and prop jets, in supersonic fighters and Boeing transports (C135/707). On the other hand, if by "mis-fueling" you mean putting AV-GAS in a jet, I can't imagine the thing starting without a big time compressor fire. I'm not sure enough of myself to say you're wrong, so please don't interpret this as a criticism. I'm just (as my kids would have it) a geezer who's interested to know if something *else* has passed him by. :-) . . . jim strain in san diego.