Date: 07 Jan 97 07:20:19 From: email@example.com (Simon Craig) Organization: OzEmail Ltd - Australia References: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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In article <airliners.1997.144@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "Carl Peters, M.D." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> email@example.com (Simon Craig) wrote: >> >>My goodness! So an airspeed increase caused the cargo door to blow out. >>Extraordinary. This theory is only a little more ludicrous than the very >>dangerous "empty centre wing tank" theory, you know - "All those vapours >>in an empty tank are more dangerous than a full tank."**************** > >The fact that vapors are more dangerous is not just a theory - anyone in >fire protection can attest to this fact. I see it as a physician in certain >ER injuries. This is part of high school level Physics. You are invited to >test this on a warm day with a sealed near empty can of gasoline vs. a full >one - tell us which one blew your fingers off. Thanks for the cordial invitation :-) Luckily I do not have the pleasure of working on aircraft that use gasoline in their fuel tanks. What I was referring to is this new "phobia" about all these aeroplanes that are flying around with empty centre wing tanks. I work at an area where every a/c has an empty centre wing tank (except in uncommon situations such as leak testing of the tank) and I haven't seen one spontaneously explode and blow the front half of the aircraft off yet. I'd like to see that! Regards, -- Simon Craig --- If it's not Boeing, then I'm not going!