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

nick njbweb at bresnan.net
Wed Sep 19 01:28:36 UTC 2007

David Brodbeck wrote:
> 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.

The NOVA episode: Crash of Flight 111

Update your recording schedules accordingly :)

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