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Resource ID: #15148
Subject: Aviation
Source: USA Today (Arlington
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Date: Nov. 9, 1998

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USA Today finds that half of the world's passenger jets contain electrical wire insulation that is considered unsafe by military and other wiring experts. Damaged wire insulation has led to fires and electrical equipment failure for years and may have played a role in two unsolved crashes: the recent Swissair Flight 111 accident off the coast of Nova Scotia and the explosion of TWA Flight 800 near Long Island in 1996.

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