NTSB Identification: ATL86IA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32895.
Scheduled 14 CFR FEDERAL EXPRESS
Incident occurred Wednesday, July 16, 1986 in ERLANGER, KY
Aircraft: BOEING 727-25C, registration: N126FE
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

AN INFLT FIRE STARTED IN A CARGO 'IGLOO' DURING HI-ALT CRUISE DUE TO SPILLAGE OF NITRIC ACID IN A CONTACT WITH A WOODEN PACKING CRATE. THE FIRE WENT OUT WHEN THE ACFT WAS DE-PRESSURIZED BUT SMOKE AND ACID FUMES WERE HAZARD TO THE COCKPIT CREW. AN EMER LNDG WAS EFFECTED AT CINCINNATI AFTER A MISSED APPROACH AT CHARLESTON WV. THE CREW COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SMOKE GOGGLES AND EMERGENCY OXYGEN MASKS AS A DETRIMENT TO THE OPERATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS. THESE ARE BEING IMPROVED TO A MORE PRATICAL & EFFICIENT MODEL.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

FUSELAGE,CABIN..FUMES

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

FUSELAGE,CREW COMPARTMENT..FUMES


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