Monday, 22 November 2010
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has just released its report on the 747 oxygen cylinder failure, that caused the cylinder to blast its way out of the fuselage at altitude (http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2008/aair/ao-2008-053.aspx). The part critical to the investigation, the cylinder itself, could not be recovered as it was liberated over the South China Sea but as this was an isolated incident within a large and mature fleet equipped with similar parts, the conclusion was that it was a unique failure and the risk of repetition was negligible. Let's hope so!
Posted by Captain Jo Gillespie at 09:20