Skip to comments.Cylinder blast would be a first [QANTAS]
Posted on 07/27/2008 7:03:09 PM PDT by steve86
A Qantas Boeing 747 was forced to make an emergency landing at Manila Airport on Friday after a midair incident.
CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said the Australian Transport Safety Bureau would be focusing on whether an onboard oxygen tank had exploded, ripping a hole in the plane's fuselage.
He confirmed an oxygen cylinder was missing from the plane and this would be a key focus of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau's(ATSB) investigation into what happened.
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Posting for the new (to me) info about the possible exploding O2 tank.
Anyone feel like flying on 747-400 with this sort of Oxygen system right now?
I might have been on this very plane in the past.
Had you heard about the missing oxygen bottle?
Didn’t a regional jet have a similar problem over Florida? I recall an oxygen cylinder exploded. It was several years ago, but I believe that cylinder was being transported rather than plumbed into the on-board system.
I have EVERY confidence they’ll blame it on the “O2 cylinder” thing, REGARDLESS of the cause.
On multiple occaisions late in the day British anchors were speculating that the blasts were owing to "electrical malfunctions".
Why not oxygen tanks?
The question is did the oxygen bottle explode or and rip a hole or was it ripped out through the hole. Unless they find the bottle, they will probably never know.
Cylinders are supposed to be pressure tested every few years.
Everyone enroute over the South Pacific should be looking out the cabin window for a floating silver cylinder (assuming it didn’t actually explode, of course). If you think you see one ask the pilot to dive down for a closer look.
Those were oxygen generators that were being shipped in the hold of a Value Jet. They overheated and set the plane on fire.
The pilot was heard to say “Sydney, we have a problem.”
These bottles can become a rocket if the valve is knocked
Not oxygen cylinders, but chemical oxygen generators on the Valujet (Airtran) plane. Totally different. They created a fire, not an explosion, that brought the plane down.
Yes, you have to limit it to jets.
Well thank goodness they don’t allow regular sized shaving foams ..