Fire On Board (ICAO test film)

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TEST/DESCRIPTION

Fire On Board

Duration – 03:38
Introduction:

You are going to watch a film about an emergency situation caused by an onboard fire. The duration of the film is about three and a half minutes. After watching the film be ready to discuss it and answer the examiner’s questions.


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When you look at some of the cargo
carriers their operating airplanes that

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are 30 and 40 and even fifty years old
they’re still reliable airplanes they’ve

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been maintained they’ve been retrofitted
with modern-day equipment

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updating old management’s but sometimes installing a
new component in an older plane can lead

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to tragedy

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on september the second 1998 the
passenger jet crashed off the coast of

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Nova Scotia Canada into the Atlantic
Ocean

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the cockpit voice recorder gives investigators their first critical clues

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… do you smell somth…

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…. ye… what is that… have a look I’ll take the controls… roger you control

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the first officer checks the area around
the air conditioning vent

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nothing seems wrong

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don’t see anything … there’s nothing
up there now …

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Captain Zimmerman is troubled by the smell of smoke

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he started to divert the plane to
the nearest airport

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… find the closest place to land …

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He radios air traffic control in Moncton New Brunswick

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Swiss air 111 Heavy, pan, pan, pan. We have smoke in the cockpit

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Pan, pan, pan” is an international term, used to notify air traffic traffic control of an urgent situation

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it’s one step below declaring mayday

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Swiss air 111 is directed to Halifax and starts it’s descend.

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the pilots appear calm and in control

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Halifax’s just 20 minutes away

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but the seemingly control situation on
board Swissair flight 111 escalates into

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a full-scale emergency

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…autopilot disconect…

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shortly after declaring an emergency the
plane goes silent

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… recovered from the Atlantic Ocean

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finally they find scorch marks which
revealed that the source of the fire was

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in the back of the cockpit directly
behind the first officer

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following this trail leads the team to an unlikely suspect the
entertainment system in first class

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the Swissair MD11’s provided first class with one of
the world’s most sophisticated

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entertainment systems passengers in
first class could choose their own

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movies access the internet and even
gamble

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this entertainment system was not part of the original MD-eleven design

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The system had some major deficiencies. It was getting very hot
it … a lot of power and thereby for example raising

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the cabin temperature
considerably because it was always

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running

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anytime you have an electrical system
where you’re putting in aftermarket

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install into an airplane you run the
risk of compromising the integrity of

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the aircraft itself as it was originally
designed

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when informed about the floor in the wiring Swiss immediately disabled
be entertainment system on the rest of

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its fleet

 
Published on February 8, 2016 by Donatas Category Tag
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  • Ilya

    As said expert, anytime you have an electrical system where you’re
    putting in aftermarket install into an airplane you run the risk of
    compromising the integrity of the aircraft itself as it was originally designed

  • Ilya

    The cockpit voice recorder gives investigators their first critical clues… do you smell somte…. ye… what is that… have a look I’ll take the controls…roger you control.

  • Ilya

    Swiss air 111 was directed to Halifax and started it’s descending because Halifax’s just 20 minutes away.

  • Ilya

    The crew was directed to descent by the ATC.

  • Ilya

    Swiss air 111 Heavy, pan, pan, pan. We have smoke in the cockpit Pan, pan, pan Is an international term, used to notify air traffic control of an urgent situation it’s one step below declaring mayday

    • aviationENGLISHclub

      Thanks!!!!

  • Ilya

    Captain was troubled by the smell of smoke and he started to divert the plane to the nearest airport. The QRH leads the crew in case of fire, or fume or smoke divert to the nearest suitable airdrome.

  • Ilya

    They maintain their retrofit with modern-day equipment updating old managements.

    • donatas

      Thanks! Good job)

  • Ilya

    Captain was troubled by the smell of smoke. He started to divert the plane to the nearest airport.

  • Ilya

    The first officer checked the area around the air conditioning vent, but nothing seemed wrong.

  • Ilya

    The crew was directed to descent by the ATC.

  • Ilya

    The seemingly control situation on board Swissair flight 111 escalates into a full-scale emergency, shortly after declaring an emergency the plane goes silent. In my opinion, the crew of the aircraft could have saved the plane if they had performed an emergency descent and ditching. But the crew apparently did not expect such a rapid deterioration of the situation.

  • Ilya

    Finally the investigators found scorch marks which revealed that the source of the fire was in the back of the cockpit directly behind the first officer. Following this trail leads the investigators unlikely suspect the entertainment system in first class cabin.

    • donatas

      Nice!!!