Accession Number:

ADA215496

Title:

RAAF Orion Aircraft A9-300 Oxygen Fire

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the findings of the investigation into the nature and cause of the fire in RAAF Orion aircraft A9-300. This aircraft was destroyed by fire which initiated in the oxygen system as the result of an explosion caused by metal ignition. Keywords Patrol aircraft P-3 Aircraft Pressure vessels Deficiencies High-pressure oxygen Aircraft fires Oxygen supply equipment Life support systems Aluminum combustion Metal ignition Australia. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE