Swissair Flight 111: fire onboard
On 2nd September 1998, a Swissair's McDonnell Douglas MD-11, flying from John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York, United States) to Cointrin International Airport (Geneva, Switzerland) caught fire onboard and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Nova Scocia. The fire started in the entertainment system cables and spread because of the flammable material currently used on aircraft at the time. Also, standard operating procedures in Swissair at the time called for following the fire checklist before landing, operating procedures that the captain followed, instead of landing as soon as possible. All 229 people onboard died in the crash.
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1. CINEFLIX (undated). Fire on board.
Air crash investigations (Montreal, Canada), undated. Parts 1
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retrieved from YouTube on 15 September 2009.
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