[mythtv-users] Korean Air uses Linux PVR on flights

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Sep 18 17:36:09 UTC 2007

On Sep 17, 2007, at 6:56 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> Be careful, wasn't it supposed to be some sort of problem with the
> entertainment system that was part of the cause of that SwissAir  
> flight
> deciding to go swimming?

Well, yes, but in a roundabout way.  Crashing the in-flight  
entertainment system isn't going to crash the aircraft because it's  
completely separate from any flight-critical computer systems.

On the SwissAir flight, the power wiring for the entertainment system  
arced where it had chafed against a bracket.  The resulting fire in  
the overhead area was spread by the ventilation system and was not  
detected until it burned into the cockpit.  The accident caused a  
review of the standards for flameproofing of air ducting and  
insulation on aircraft, which were found to be inadequate.

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