ASA lightning strike that wasn't???

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The pics are here.

http://www.planebuzz.com/

Apparently it was thought to be a lightning strike but really wasn't. Anyone have any info? Electrical fire in the relay panel behind the capt. maybe?
 

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Holy CRAP!
 

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"See, just goes to show you what happens when you believe what a pilot tells you."

We could start a whole new thread on this statement.
 

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Nobody ever said it was a lightning strike

nevermind-I guess the guys on the other forum thought so.
 

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There's another thread on this...fire started after connecting to ground power if I remember in TLH. Only crew on board. Possibly an O2 leak but not definite yet. Fire in circuit breaker panel behind capt. Fun fun.

more "deets" to come.
 

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Is that aircraft a write off or what?

Nahh - some speed tape, a little safety wiring, good as new - might need to recure the windscreen though...
 

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I heard that it was an O2 leak that ignited when the power was applied.
 

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It was a fire that started when ex. power was applied and started in the ex. power contactor. It burned for a bit then burned through the obs. o2 line creating a torch thus burning through the side of the plane and breaching the cockpit. Last I heard it isn't a total loss YET.......

Edit. In other news if it is a loss then were going to put the acars from this one in one of the CA airplanes.
 
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Actually, it is the contactor that distributes all ac power. Power from the external plug, the IDG's and the APU gen all go through this contactor. It's the thing that clanks when you throw the gen's on or off line. So, yeah, it is a good thing that it didn't happen in flight. Because it it not isolated to ground use equipment is why the NTSB jumped all over this.
 

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Actually, it is the contactor that distributes all ac power. Power from the external plug, the IDG's and the APU gen all go through this contactor. It's the thing that clanks when you throw the gen's on or off line. So, yeah, it is a good thing that it didn't happen in flight. Because it it not isolated to ground use equipment is why the NTSB jumped all over this.
Didn't ASA also have some ground power relay catch fire after getting wet a few years back??
 

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Didn't ASA also have some ground power relay catch fire after getting wet a few years back??
I don't recall that one?

They had carbon build up between two gens from water that leaked into the avionics bay.

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Actually, it is the contactor that distributes all ac power. Power from the external plug, the IDG's and the APU gen all go through this contactor. It's the thing that clanks when you throw the gen's on or off line. So, yeah, it is a good thing that it didn't happen in flight. Because it it not isolated to ground use equipment is why the NTSB jumped all over this.
I don’t know what failed, but there are several (6) large contactors in that box to distribute power from the four potential power sources to the aircraft. Both engine generators and the APU generator are monitored for over current. External power is not. If I were to speculate, I’d say this is the contributing factor.
 
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