Description: Memorandum presenting an analysis of commercial airplane fire records collected during a 10-year period ending July 1, 1948. Gasoline was found to be the initial combustible ignited in flight most frequently and is considered to be the most hazardous of the combustibles carried. Electrical-ignition sources are the most frequent flight-fire ignition source by a small margin, but the exhaust system is the most hazardous ignition source because it is so close to the lubricating and gasoline systems.
Date: May 1950
Creator: Pesman, Gerard J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department