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solnabo
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Plane Forced To Land Due To Forest Fire..

Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:32 pm

Check this out:

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

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RE: Plane Forced To Land Due To Forest Fire..

Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:38 pm

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.

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RE: Plane Forced To Land Due To Forest Fire..

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:16 pm

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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RE: Plane Forced To Land Due To Forest Fire..

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:25 pm

thats right. better safe than OOPS..
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RE: Plane Forced To Land Due To Forest Fire..

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:21 pm

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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