Re: ETOPS Question

Date:         24 Oct 97 04:33:13 
From:         Iain Stuart <>
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In article <airliners.1997.2438@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Karl Swartz
<kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> writes
>>Of course, this aircraft had an APU running during the Jakarta Volcanic
>>ash emergency ...
>Are you sure?  Nothing I've read about the accident mentions the
>pilots starting the APU, and it would not have been running at

The only reports I've read showed that the crew were attempting Windmill
Engine Starts, and once one engine lit, they also tried Starter Assists.
Suggests thet the APU was non-op.

In case you're wondering where the electrical / hydraulic power came
from, even when unlit, the engines rotate. Usually, fast enuff to
provide some power if required.

Iain Stuart

Derby Dead Pool 1997