Origin and prevention of crash fires in turbojet aircraft

I. Irving Pinkel, Solomon Weiss, G. Merritt Preston, Gerard J. Pesman
May 1957

The manner in which the jet engine may start a crash fire was explored in test-stand and full-scale crash studies. On the basis of these studies, a method was devised for inserting and cooling the engine parts that may serve as ignition sources in crash. This method was tried successfully in full-scale crashes of jet-powered airplanes carrying engines in pod nacelles and engines buried within the airplane structure.

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