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

Date:         16 Oct 97 00:44:12 
From:         AirJet@Alaska.NET
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Syiad T. Al-Duri wrote:
> 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
> engines?

One word------ NO.......!!!!!