Author Topic: NTSB Releases Safety Recommendations For Cargo Container Fire Detection  (Read 4810 times)

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"In a move to introduce new safety recommendations for detection of concealed fires in cargo containers the NTSB stated that "the early stages of a fire burning inside a cargo container are concealed from detection. In later stages, when the fire grows and does become detectable, it rapidly intensifies and burns through the container to become a substantial threat to the aircraft and crew""

From:

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=459c8660&opt=0

One of the incidents mentioned in the article was the crash of UPS B747-400 N571UP in Dubai. We discussed this incident in the thread below.

http://www.liveatc.net/forums/listener-forum/ups-747-cargo-plane-crashes-in-dubai/
http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4307772e/0004&opt=0


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