Re: Transporting the Olympic Flame

From: (David Keith Johnson)
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises, Inc.
Date:         09 May 96 12:50:15 
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  or MIME structure (Mark Mallory) wrote:

>	Did they actually transport an open flame on an airliner?  If
>so, how were they able to get away with doing this, when there are
>numerous regulations prohibiting the carrying of hazardous/flammable
>materials aboard aircraft?  Was the Flame and it's fuel somehow enclosed in
>an approved manner such as to render it "safe" ?  Was it hand carried and
>tended to by a passenger, or carried in the baggage hold?  Or perhaps it
>wasn't actually burning during the flight (although that would sort of
>defeat the purpose of the whole thing).

If you check out my web page at....
I have a few facts on the engineering and authorization involved
in the transport of the Olympic Flame.