How Oxygen Masks Brought Down a Plane

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The same safety feature that gives you oxygen during an airplane emergency caused a plane to crash in 1996. How did something meant to keep you safe end up killing over 100 people?
#planecrash #oxygenmask #oxygengenerator

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Executive Producers:
George Zaidan
Hilary Hudson

Elaine Seward
Andrew Sobey
Darren Weaver

Alex Dainis, PhD

Scientific consultants:
Michelle Boucher, PhD
John Graf, PhD
Brianne Raccor, PhD

Background on the disaster

Amount of oxygen at 30,000 feet

Size and shape of chemical oxygen generators

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NTSB accident report

How airplane oxygen generators work

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The role of barium peroxide in chemical oxygen generators

Amount of oxygen generated

Oxygen candle use on submarines and ISS

FAA Accident lessons learned

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Oxygen jar experiment

Fire melted aluminum components

Safety regulations changed after the crash