ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 55 Posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4633 times:
Hey guys, there was a thread some time ago about your least favourite aviation-related fluid, if I remember correctly, and many of you stated it was Skydrol. I was perusing the NTSB database (slow Friday afternoon) and found the following report:
According to the second flight attendant, she said that when the airplane was turning onto the taxiway she heard a loud "pop noise" followed by a "hiss and a lot of fluid." The cabin looked "smoky" and the fumes were "strong." The three children seated in row 3 were "soaked", and were crying and rubbing their eyes. The passengers in rows 3, 4, and 5 also had fluid on them.
From what you guys said, those passengers must have been absolutely miserable!
Dl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4606 times:
When a high pressure hydraulic line breaks the fluid escapes in a mist form that resembles a fog or smoke. It is very difficult to keep it out of your mouth, nose, and eyes when it is in this form. The effects of the mist are not unlike those of pepper spray. The effects last longer though as Skydrol is not at all water soluble and therefore bodily fluids don't wash it away very readily. Unless there is some mineral oil around it doesn't go away very quickly. I've heard milk works (I've never tried it) so the cabin crew could have administered milk to ease the burning. But yes, those passengers would have been quite miserable.
FDXMECH From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4422 times:
I feel very bad for those children. That's absolutedy terrible. If you get a tiny bit of residue on your finger and it comes in contact with your lips or worse, your eyes, it's either very painful (eyes) or a very horrible taste that lingers a while. Awful enough if your a mechanic and are familiar but for a child or even an adult, I can't even comprehend.
I'm thinking on a commercial jet if the lines are even routed through the pax compartment.
LMP737 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 4788 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4295 times:
Another nice design feature on the BAE-146. Some of my co-workers are former Air Cal AMT's and they don't have very many nice things to say about it. Anyway by the sounds of it a good portion of that cabin interior is going to have to be disposed of.
I've heard the milk thing before and I myself would be hesitant to use it. If that milk has any bacteria in it by putting it in your eye you might have some trouble latter on.
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4107 times:
Since the Dash8 is also high wing, it has the line coming down behind the bins and heading forward for the nose gear. Also the F28 has the main hydraulic pressure manifolds inside the fuselage- one in the lav behind the wall, and one on the opposite side in the galley area. I've seen leaks in both aircraft causing problems for the pax.