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Chinese A319 inflight fire ?

Old 16th Jul 2008, 18:50
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From Aviation Herald

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A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration B-6167 performing flight MU2261 from Chongging to Wenzhou (China) with 108 passengers and 9 crew, declared emergency because of a fire on board and diverted to Changsa.

5 minutes after the first emergency call Air Traffic Control raised a full alert with fire and medical services, which dispatched more than 20 vehicles and 80 personnel, amongst them casualty clearing stations, which were on scene and ready 5 minutes after the alert.

The airplane landed 25 minutes after the first emergency call at noon local time and was immediately evacuated, while fire engines extinguished a fire in the aft cargo hold. No injuries were reported, but the airplane sustained significant damage.

The passengers continued their journey together with their luggage, that remained without damage in other cargo compartments, later the day.

As a result of the fire the Chinese Aviation Authority ordered the inspection of all on-board oxygen generators for passenger supply and related equipment as well as the inspection of crew oxygen bottles on June 24th on the entire Chinese A319 fleet to be completed by July 5th. During the inspection one oxygen leak in a bend from a crew oxygen bottle was discovered, all other airplanes passed the inspection without a fault.
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Old 17th Jul 2008, 04:03
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"As a result of the fire the Chinese Aviation Authority ordered the inspection of all on-board oxygen generators for passenger supply and related equipment as well as the inspection of crew oxygen bottles"

Why? No O2 system components near the aft cargo compartment...
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"As a result of the fire the Chinese Aviation Authority ordered the inspection of all on-board oxygen generators for passenger supply and related equipment as well as the inspection of crew oxygen bottles"

Why? No O2 system components near the aft cargo compartment...
Perhaps during the incident, a problem was found with the equipment intended to supply O2 to crew/passengers and so checks were ordered on all the fleet?
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