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Plane Forced To Land Due To Forest Fire..  
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

Check this out:

http://www.cknw.com/news/news_local....ny&wids=410&gi=1&gm=news_local.cfm

"Is the toast burning!! Naaaa, must be something else"

Micke//SWE  Wink


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

At least it wasn't a fire inside the a/c. How can smoke from forest fires enter the a/c? I'm guessing the intakes.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9815 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 1):
How can smoke from forest fires enter the a/c? I'm guessing the intakes.

Yes airplanes recycle the air constantly with fresh outside air. Since this flight was at night, they probably had no idea that they were flying through smoke. Smoke in the cockpit can be very dangerous. It's the only sign of danger that happened early enough to do something on Swissair 111 when it crashed before it could make an emergency landing. It's good that the crew was being safe.



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User currently offlineAmritpal From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

thats right. better safe than OOPS..


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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5155 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

If you look at historical data on in flight smoke and fires; you will see that on average from the time the flight crew smells smoke until the time they lose control of the aircraft, approximately 14 minutes have passed. That's right, only 14 minutes.

So when you smell smoke in the cockpit, even if you are 95% sure it is externally caused ... you land!



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