Date: 28 Dec 96 14:20:11 From: "Bilal Yousuf" <Bilalfirstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: AT&T WorldNet Services References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.2884@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Heath Smith <email@example.com> wrote: > Can anyone tell me what the latest comments are out of Boeing regaurding > the NTSB suggestion that the main fuel tank was "possibly" ingnited by > static electricity? > > Is the NTSB stating that they know more about intriniscally safe > electronics than Boeing? > > Where is the arguements from the manufacturers? That is a cold slap in > the face dont you think? Boeing's position is that all sources of energy are desiged out of the fuel system by way of proper grounding, jumper wires etc. I believe they are right, but ground jumper wires and protective designs are never restored to their proper factory conditions in service. We mechanics are just not that carefull.