Tow truck fire at SIN

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  1. codash1099

    codash1099 Established Member

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    Sorry - thread title should read "tow tug"
     
  3. Flying Fox

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    Hope its only smoke damage on the B777 but I'm sure that there is lots of stuff to be checked-out before it gets back into the air.
     
  4. Mattg

    Mattg Senior Member

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    Yikes. Any idea how long it wold take for the aircraft to go back into service with that kind of damage?
     
  5. Himeno

    Himeno Established Member

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    It likely isn't as bad as it looks.
     
  6. Must...Fly!

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    Agree, probably a good scrub and visit to the paint shop once all is said and done.
     
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    jb747 Senior Member

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    There's a major electronics bay just above that. You really don't want smoke in any of the black boxes...so it might be a bit more than a cleaning job.
     
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    I'm guessing that there's no quick release mechanism for such incidents?
     
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    Aren't the flight data boxes in the rear of the aircraft?

    Agreed there are other electronic equipment there, but lets not forget the extreme environment the fuselage is already subject to by just flying.
     
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    A black box is any box of electronics on the aircraft. It doesn't mean that they are black, just you don't have to know much about them. The flight recorders are at the back of the aircraft.

    The major electronics bay is there. And on the ground various vents are open, that are not, in flight. The environment that they normally live in is clean and air conditioned...so introducing thick smoke that provides the sort of sooting seen on the photo is not close to a normal situation.
     
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