Re: TWA800 Fuel Tank

Date:         29 Nov 97 15:39:56 
From:         luisma@spainmail.com (Luis Manuel Perez Llera)
Organization: Unisource Espana NEWS SERVER
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El día 29 Nov 97 03:24:31 , gfoley@freenet.columbus.oh.us (Gerard Foley) dijo:
>To reduce the probability of a fuselage mounted fuel tank exploding,
>as did the tank in the 747 on TWA Flight 800, why not fill such a tank
>first and empty it last.   Very few airliners exhaust their fuel reserves
>in flight.

Thist also would be very interesting for structural reasons. Remember
that the lasts emptied tanks must be the inner ones due to the bending
moment.