Re: Accidents caused by cigarette smoking

Date:         18 Aug 98 01:04:32 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>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.

That's now been over 15 years (June 2, 1983), and 23 of the 46 people
aboard died.  But a cigarette was only one of several possible root
causes for the accident, the others involving either electrical problems
or an overheated flush motor.  The NTSB was unable to determine the
exact cause of the fire.

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