>>>This also reminds me of the AC
crash in Ohio in the early 80's where the a/c caught on fire in the air, and where found later that a tailstrike repair was improperly done causing damage to the electrical systems of that a/c.
The Air Canada 797 landing/fire at CVG
? The LH
aft lav flush motor that popped the CBs and started the fire was originally damaged in a previous tailstrike?
Never heard that before; will have to dig through the report...
Just did... (NTSB AAR84-09)
I'd always been under the impression that the aft lav flush motor had been the culprit, and although the NTSB report says the fire was of unknown origin, it's clear that a generator feed cable was a more likely culprit than the lav flush motor, especially given the aircraft's history of generator-related write-ups. In September 1979, the accident aircraft had an aft pressure bulkhead failure at FL250, and was out of service at BOS until December 1979 while they rebuilt the aft part of the aircraft. (No tailstrike, but still a major repair on that end of the aircraft).
[Edited 2005-02-26 18:18:57]
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