Re: ETOPS Question

Date:         24 Oct 97 04:33:13 
From:         Iain Stuart <big-iain@big-iain.demon.co.uk>
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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
>cruise.

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.

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Iain Stuart

Derby Dead Pool 1997
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