Re: Oxygen is not flammable
Back in the mid seventies I remember a fire on board a BAC 111 that the enquiry termed "an oxygen flash fire" (that's if I remember the phrase correctly).
From what I remember being told by people who witnessed the event, an oxygen leak in the cabin caused an excessively rich atmsophere while freight was being loaded. Something in the cabin caused a spark and fire flashed down the down the cabin and burst out through the open freight-loading door.
There was a lot of damage to the internal fittings but the aircraft was returned to the uk and repaired.
Although I'm not sure (as it's quite a while ago now) I believe that I flew in this ac when it came back into service.
I've searched the web for the last hour looking for info about this incident, and although I've found references to the particular aircraft I can't find any mention of the incident.