Date: 12 Oct 98 00:02:35 From: JF Mezei <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1 2 3
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Anonymous lo14 wrote: > Some *cargo* compartments depend on a lack of oxygen to snuff out a > fire, but no passenger compartment can do that. That's because those > cargo compartments are inaccessible in flight. You fight passenger > cabin fires with fire extinguishers. In the case of the DC-9 (Valuejet), it was considered a Class-D cargo compartment which, if I remember correctly, assumes air starvation as method of extinguishing, right ? But the DC-9 also vents cabin air through holes in the cabin floor alongside the walls, and that air goes to the cargo hold (one of which is heated). So I wonder how it can starve a cago fire of air unless it stops pumping air in the cabin.