Airasia accident solution??????

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-22-2015, 06:49 PM
jebartle's Avatar
jebartle jebartle is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: LaZamora Village
Posts: 4,033
Thanks: 82
Thanked 260 Times in 122 Posts
Default Airasia accident solution??????

Probably a dumb question BUT why don't airlines spray foam that allows planes to float?....Needless to say I have NO knowledge of airplane construction. Is there anyone out there that might have the answer and will be kind to this silly question?
  #2  
Old 01-22-2015, 07:40 PM
kcrazorbackfan's Avatar
kcrazorbackfan kcrazorbackfan is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 2,870
Thanks: 132
Thanked 796 Times in 218 Posts
Default

There is no silly question. Spray foam firms up to be pretty rigid. Although the amount of expansion is small, a jet will expand and contract during flight; I would think the rigidity of the foam would not allow for that. I don't work on planes, just have flown quite a few.
__________________
For each of us, life is a journey. Where has your life taken you? Your entire life leads to the next step, the chance to define yourself by where you're headed, instead of where you stand. Today is the day you introduce yourself to your destiny.
  #3  
Old 01-22-2015, 08:10 PM
Edjkoz Edjkoz is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 180
Thanks: 64
Thanked 77 Times in 10 Posts
Default

The issue isn't about floating, it is about dropping around 40,000 feet and the hitting the water. There would be no way for the plane to stay intact.
  #4  
Old 01-24-2015, 10:34 AM
tcxr750 tcxr750 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Cleveland Suburb
Posts: 491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If you recall, the plane that landed under ideal conditions in the Hudson river floated until everyone was rescued. A safe landing with heavy seas would have a different result regardless of flotation enhancements.
  #5  
Old 01-24-2015, 10:45 AM
DonH57's Avatar
DonH57 DonH57 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Village Santo Domingo.
Posts: 3,302
Thanks: 0
Thanked 172 Times in 79 Posts
Send a message via AIM to DonH57
Default

I would think even though the foam is light a whole lot of it would be a lot more weight. I remember someone a long time ago wondering why they can't make the plane out of the same material they make the little black boxes as they call them even though they are bright orange.
  #6  
Old 01-24-2015, 02:42 PM
tcxr750 tcxr750 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Cleveland Suburb
Posts: 491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I don't believe the Black Boxes are made of foam or encased in foam. Foam can be flammable. Any aerospace engineers wish to answer this question?
  #7  
Old 01-24-2015, 04:08 PM
villagetinker's Avatar
villagetinker villagetinker is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Village of Pinellas
Posts: 6,165
Thanks: 0
Thanked 867 Times in 392 Posts
Default

Recent information indicates the plane was at 35,000+ feet, and disappeared from radar 1 minute later. To cover that distance in that time, the plane was traveling at 300 mph or greater, and at that speed, hitting water is the same as hitting concrete.

For all involved, I hope they get to the bottom of this. I keep checking CNN of updates, but the analysis appears to be going slow.
__________________
Pennsylvania, for 60+ years, most recently, Allentown, now TV.
  #8  
Old 01-24-2015, 04:18 PM
John_W's Avatar
John_W John_W is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tamarind Grove
Posts: 5,345
Thanks: 994
Thanked 1,336 Times in 608 Posts
Default

In 1978 when I was working in Pensacola we had this National 727 land in Pensacola Bay. He was on approach and had his gear and flaps down and was at landing speed and at 520' at 5 miles out when he mistook a barge lights for a wet runway. There was heavy rain at the time and no ILS (Instrument Landing System) to runway 27 for his approach. The aircraft remained intact and everyone but 3 survived who had drown, the survivors were rescued by the barge. They actually floated the plane and took it away on a barge and sold it for $1 million to a refurbishing company. It was in the bay for about a month and was very visible when crossing the I-10 bridge. Needless to say, National was in a hurry to get it removed. National went out of business two years later in 1980.

The Villages Florida
  #9  
Old 01-24-2015, 05:39 PM
Buffalo Jim Buffalo Jim is offline
Sage
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brownwood
Posts: 3,545
Thanks: 511
Thanked 31 Times in 16 Posts
Default

John , great post and photo . Thanks for sharing .
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 AM.