Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Circuit Breaker Safety (cont'd)

A post on this blog from back in July titled Circuit Breaker Safety called attention to aspects of the NTSB report on the NASCAR Cessna 310 accident in Sanford, FL that was attributed to an uncontrollable in-flight electrical fire. In particular, it suggested that the time-honored practice of resetting any tripped circuit breaker one time is badly in need of reconsideration.

Now comes the FAA with Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-10-11 on this topic.

I urge you to read the post linked above and then read the SAIB...and ensure that your flight SOP's are consistent with current guidance. An in-flight fire can ruin your whole day.

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