Wired for trouble?

Number 15148
Subject Aviation
Source USA Today (Arlington
State
Year 1998
Publication Date Nov. 9, 1998
Summary USA Today finds that half of the world's passenger jets contain electrical wire insulation that is considered unsafe by military and other wiring experts. Damaged wire insulation has led to fires and electrical equipment failure for years and may have played a role in two unsolved crashes: the recent Swissair Flight 111 accident off the coast of Nova Scotia and the explosion of TWA Flight 800 near Long Island in 1996.
Category
Pages 16
Keywords Planes Federal Aviation Administration FAA Department of Transportation
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