Aviation Investigation Report A98H0003
1.14.2 Review of In-Flight Fire Accident Data
A TSB review of data concerning in-flight fires shows that uncontrolled fires similar to that of the occurrence aircraft are rare. The review also indicates that where an in-flight fire had developed and led to a crash, the time from detection until the aircraft crashed ranged between 5 and 35 minutes. This time frame leaves little time available to gain control of the fire. (See Section 188.8.131.52.)
In SR 111, the time between detection of the first odour in the cockpit and when the aircraft struck the water was approximately 21 minutes.
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