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Fire Smoke and Fumes

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The effect of fire, smoke or fumes on an aircraft, its passengers and crew can range from inconsequential to catastrophic depending upon the type and the severity of the event, crew actions and the degree of their success, and, in the event of an uncontrollable in-flight fire, the time lapse between discovery of the fire and an on or off airfield landing. A general overview of the topic is given in the article " Fire, Smoke and Fumes".

Within this Category, the hazards associated with Fire, Smoke, & Fumes are discussed in articles grouped under the following sub-categories of Operational Fires, Post Crash Fires, Combustion Related Smoke, Non Combustion Related Fumes and Fire Protection.

Examples of events which involved Fire, Smoke & Fumes can be found in the article "Accident and Serious Incident Reports: FIRE"