Re: Virgin Atlantic A340 Undercarriage incident

Date:         23 Nov 97 03:04:02 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com>
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Jon Krocker wrote:
> The fuel is vaporized as it leaves the dump tube and by the time it hits
> the ground it is spread out over such a vast area that it is virtually
> undetectable.

Remember the DM-SEA crash (Il-62) of Interflug on 14-aug-72 ? They
dumped fuel in zero-wind conditions, made a turn and flew through their
own fuel-vapors cloud. The vapours ignited on the four rear mounted
engines (due to temperature) and the tail broke off in an explosion, 148
passengers and 8 crew died ...

Just to tell you that vapours don't always hit the ground
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