Re: Accidents caused by cigarette smoking

Date:         18 Aug 98 01:04:31 
From:         csavel@mindspring.com (CraigSavel)
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Peter Stanning <peters@lowarth.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>The CAA were quoted in yesterdays Daily Telegraph as saying that no
>aircraft accident had ever been caused by cigarette smoking seem to
>remember a 707 crash in France caused by a fire in a toilet.This was
>some years ago now but I thought the fire was caused by a cigarette.

I do remember an Air Canada DC-9 from Dallas to Toronto about 10 years
ago. A passenger decided to have a smoke in the lavatory and somehow
started a fire. The plane landed in Cincinnati, but approximately 19
persons died.

Craig Savel