Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashed after a catastrophic failure of the rear pressure bulkhead. The failure occurred due to faulty repair of the bulkhead, when a double row of rivets was replaced by a much weaker single row. Failure of the bulkhead damaged hydraulic pipes passing through.
Fuel for thought: hydrogen-powered civil aircraft are a possibility, according to new EU research. But will they ever be a reality? Helen Knight and Keith Nuthall report.
Apr 16, 2004; CAR MANUFACTURERS, ever eager to display their environmentally friendly credentials, have long presented research into hydrogen...