|Annexes to the Airline X Memorandum|
No Longer First, Business or Economy?
It's Wired, Primed, Fused, Fissionable or Incendiary?
Plea to the next VICTIM of Kapton |
(we drew straws)
MD11 World Airline, just as safety conscious as Swissair thought they were, is
asked what they are doing about the multiplicity of factors that make fire-in-the-air
such a deadly game of chance. |
We're holding our breaths (in breathless anticipation) -waiting for the smoke to clear (so we can see what they plan to do).
|More Likely a Wiring Accident than Oxygen Generators in the Hold||Final
Moments of ValuJet flight 592: |
(Line Extracts From the Cockpit Voice Recorder).
EXPERT VIEW or the OFFICIAL VIEW of KAPTON?
You prefer which?
|Some compare the potential hazards of Kapton insulation to dynamite, others say statistics don't back up such claims - but enjoy your flight.|
BEYOND WIRING INSPECTIONS |
Armin Bruning Solution |
(a scientific wire-sampling approach)
from the TRANSCRIPT of RADIO |
CONVERSATION between PILOTS and
CONTROLLERS in THAT 1970 SWISSAIR
ACCIDENT, FLIGHT 330
of the LETTER from Otto Rentsch |
(Former Head of Safety for Swissair)
After that 1970 accident Swissair then actually decided to buy and install the EVAS system but somehow ended up with the IFE gambling system instead. They wanted a life-saver but they bought a killer (it had more sex appeal).
/ Wertjefelt Taped Conversations |
(FAA arrogance personified)
FAA kills the EVAS device as "not required" |
(despite an FAR that requires the FAA to resolve the problem of pilot blinding due to dense, continuous smoke)
THE FAA KNOWS ABOUT AGING WIRING |
(and when they knew it)
D King 12/26/97 (FAA licenced mechanic) |
37 + 1 instances of wiring-related aircraft fires
CRASHES but US BUILT and CERTIFIED |
(just when is your warranty void?)
compendium of fatal fire-on-board crashes of Foreign US made aircraft
(with seat-backs upright and tray-tables stowed)
and Propagation of Inaccessible Aircraft |
Fire Under Inflight Airflow Conditions
(aka deadly onboard fires)
Recommendations to FAA and FAA Responses
(based on the philosophy that, if you give it a long and boring name, no-one will take any interest)
|MD-11 SERVICEABILITY STATISTICS||The
Richman File on the MD11 safety record |
(accident potentials based on incident arisings in comparison with B757)
the rapidity with which pilots can lose control of an initially innocuous inflight
fire situation |
(due to current checklist philosophies and the lack of a Flight Engineer)
Technical Discussions - Agreeing to |
Disagree about the MD11 Design Philosophy
MD11 FO in technical discussion with John S |
(whatever you do, dont short circuit the Electric Jet)
|CRM THE MISSING FACTOTUM||Was the Missing Flight Engineer a factor in sr111? What else?|
TROUBLE-SHOOTING IN THE COCKPIT |
(flawed checklists and smk/elec/air switches that can kill you)
|Provision of a quickly selectable "Flight Essential" BUS may make crews less vulnerable than going through a trouble-shooting checklist that is very inappropriate in a Kapton wired aircraft.|
|JOHN BARRY SMITHS PUBLIC ADDRESS||Barry Smith addresses to the media, experts [the FAA, the NTSB, Boeing and others] attorneys and politicians [the Congress and Senate]. TWA800 wiring (see blue highlights)|
|FAA Missed Warning on Insulation Burn Test||FAA A Concerned Agency Re-evaluates Its Role In Airline Safety|
|EDWARD BLOCK ON WIRING||Edward
Blocks very credible wire credentials and his learned treatise on:
"An Analysis of What Caused VALUJET 592 To Crash"
|Some Contemporary Flight Safety Concerns||(A Media Shooting Script -by John S) for Ross Coulthart of Channel Nine|
SR 111 Aide-memoire |
john s) A compendium of topics relevant to the Downing of Flight sr111
(Links in the Chain - lest we forget)
|A Pilots Viewpoint||Pilot
credentials, concerns and proposed solutions to onboard fires The VIRGIN
(smoke if you have them)
Technological Proposition |
for seeing in dense
Bennet of Santiago Chile proposes a technological solution to blinded pilots.
part removed and censored (proprietary in confidence)-
but a viable solution |
Email Jim for details (he's looking for partners)
|The sr111 TimeLine **||With R/T transcript (in HTML Format) also available in zipped Excel 5 Format from CLICK HERE|
|B767 Kapton Fire -Jan 99||Another definite Kapton caused fire|
Three Decades of Aircraft Wire
Block on Wire Types |
You'll never be stranded airborne by wire- it's a down-to-earth experience -guaranteed.
|IT IS A WORLD-WIDE PROBLEM||A Memo from a British Wire Expert (in confirmation)|
|All about this solution to the Nero-Like fiddling with smoke Checklists that is Standard GLOBALLY.||It may never be adopted - but it would be a life-saver|
|FAA to GAO||That 1992 Wojnar Letter||FAA to GAO (General Acctg Office) -some very revealing revelations about wire and the FAA's nonchalance about it.|
DaggerDirks WEB-site with informed technical commentary on the Swissair MD11 Accident and Crew Resource Management factors.
Patrick Prices WEB-site on Kapton arc-wire tracking
Air Safety Week on aircraft wiring
(The Phillips Publishing Site)
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