Air Crash Investigations: The Crash of Swissair Flight 111

Air Crash Investigations: The Crash of Swissair Flight 111

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On 2 September 1998, Swissair Flight SR 111 departed New York, on a scheduled flight to Geneva, Switzerland, with 215 passengers and 14 crew members on board. About 53 minutes after departure, the flight crew smelled an abnormal odour in the cockpit. They decided to divert to the Halifax International Airport. They were unaware that a fire was spreading above the ceiling in the front area of the aircraft. They would never make it to Halifax, 20 minutes after the first detection of smoke in the cabin the aircraft crashed in the North Atlantic near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada. There were no survivors, 229 people died in the incident.The goal is to develop an arc fault circuit breaker device appropriate for aircraft use. Inconsistencies exist within the aviation industry regarding CB reset philosophies, which have resulted in the evolution of inappropriate CB reset practices.


Title:Air Crash Investigations: The Crash of Swissair Flight 111
Author: Hans Griffioen
Publisher:Lulu.com - 2009-08-01
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