Re: Garuda A300 crash, volcanic ash, and morons of the media

Date:         06 Oct 97 02:14:28 
From: (Syiad T. Al-Duri)
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Karl Swartz wrote in sci.aeronautics.airliners:

> [...]
> To my knowledge, combustion of wood does not produce fine particles of
> rock, at any temperature.  The ash that is produced is more likely to
> damage light-colored carpets than the metal used in aircraft engines.

Couldn't it be, that the oxygen concentration in the air was significantly
reduced due to the extensive wood fires and thus causing a flameout on all

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