NTSB Identification: ATL85IA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26400.
Scheduled 14 CFR NORTHWEST AIRLINES, INC.
Incident occurred Tuesday, December 04, 1984 in ATLANTA, GA
Aircraft: BOEING 727-251, registration: N264US
Injuries: 99 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.

DURING CRUISE FLT ELECTRICAL FIRE ERUPTED IN THE CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS OF THE TEMP CONTROL UNIT FOR THE REAR GALLEY OVEN. ASSOCIATED CIRCUIT BREAKER OPENED, ELECTRICAL POWER TO GALLEY WAS TURNED OFF AND WITHIN MINUTES THE UNIT WAS COOL TO TOUCH. UNSCHEDULED LANDING WAS MADE. MANUFACTURER OF UNIT REPORTEDLY IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS. OVERHEATED OVEN TEMP CONTROL CIRCUITRY IS ENCLOSED IN METAL BOX. AIRLINE REPORTED THIS FAILURE HAS BEEN A CHRONIC PROBLEM AND ON 12/7/84 BEGAN TO RETROFIT REMAINING UNITS WITH A CIRCUIT MODIFICATION.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC WIRING..UNDETERMINED

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC WIRING..OVERTEMPERATURE

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