Boeinglover24
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Program Alert: CNN About TWA 800 3 Hour Program

Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:57 am

Right now on CNN (assuming you live in the East Coast of theUS)
will be played again tonight at 10 and tomorrow 7 and 10......

Interesting stuff so far.....

[Edited 2006-07-16 01:58:49]
Uhhh What?
 
Boeinglover24
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RE: Program Alert: CNN About TWA 800 3 Hour Program

Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:02 am

Anyone else watching this?
Uhhh What?
 
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RE: Program Alert: CNN About TWA 800 3 Hour Program

Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:28 am

A key premise of this program is to discuss the continuing risks of the conclusions of the investigation that the probable cause of TWA 800's accident was the ignition of fuel tank vapors due to flaws in electrical components in the fuel tank systems. It does discuss the often discussed 'conspiricy' causes (like an alleged covered up US military missle), but dismissing them. It has interviews with the families of some victims and it affects on them.
I saw an article on this issue back in early June, and it discussed that Boeing has made modifications in recent production 747's to the fuel systems, will make mods upon request to older a/c in service and will have an updated design in place for the 787 as part of it's original design.
 
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RE: Program Alert: CNN About TWA 800 3 Hour Program

Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:54 am

I'm just wondering, if the problem was the fuel tank, are 744s generally at risk for further disasters?
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RE: Program Alert: CNN About TWA 800 3 Hour Program

Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:08 pm

Just saw it

Quoting CNN:
The FAA wants jetliners equipped with a nitrogen safety system to prevent explosions by removing oxygen from fuel tanks. The agency would require the new safety system in new planes coming off the assembly line, as well as the retrofitting of 3,800 large U.S. passenger

CNN: Planes still flying with same problem as TWA 800

Ten years later and the FAA still as not issued an AD (Airworthiness Directive) to fix this issue.. The ATA says it will cost the airlines billions to fix. Could it be the airlines have seen no AD do to fear of the financial backlash that if the real reason TWA 800 broke apart that night comes to light, after making the airlines spend that kind of cash to fix something that is not broken, would be unthinkable.  stirthepot 

It's politically sensitive, but it's going to happen.