ABD "FAA (FEDERAL HAVACILIK DAİRESİ) TEHLİKELİ MADDELER KAZA/KIRIM VİDEOLARI"
DG AIR DISASTER
Date : 11.05.1996
Time : 14:25GMT
A/C Type : McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Stage of Flight : Climbing
Place of accident : Everglades, Florida (USA)
105 Passangers + 5 Crew Member was died
NTSB officials have concentrated their research on the ruins of the aircraft and began to question the fact that 3 spare tires and 144 units of oxygen generators have been carried in the front cargo compartment and this could have led to the fire.
One of the reasons focused on for fire is integration of generator oxygen with the tire grease. Oxygen generators contain “Sodium Chlorate” and they are used for passenger oxygen masks. During their usage they produce 450 – 500 Fº (Fahrenheit) heat (232 – 260 ºC).
Till today oxygen generators have caused 9 aircraft fires. These generators are not used in DC-9 aircrafts. VALUJET President Lewis JORDAN says that the generators were empty, and that they were sent to Atlanta to a company, which conducted a study on MD-80 aircrafts. In the reports prepared by NTSB officials it is mentioned that all of or some of the generators were full, but that they were shown as empty in the manifest.
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