Boeing to revise emergency procedures in wake of cargo plane fire

10/18/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Boeing says it expects to issue new emergency procedures next month to help pilots take proper steps to keep air circulating in cockpits of certain 747 cargo planes and prevent dense smoke from building up in the event of a fire. The changes come in the wake of last month's crash of a cargo jet that had a fire in its hold, and the changes also call for making sure at least one air-conditioning system operates on the 747-400 jets during a fire emergency.

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