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