posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 02:42 PM
But by Monday morning United had revealed the mysterious cause of the mechanical issue: A problem with the equipment supply cooling fan on board
the Boeing 777
I still think it's odd that a cooling fan for electronic equipment can meltdown (short or whatever) for hours. I am used to consumer cooling fans just
crapping out due to bearings. What makes these fans so much different other than the probably being more robust and efficient.
Any comments from those with aircraft maintenance experience here.
Could it be the equipment getting hot and that causing the smell? A result of the fan not cooling properly.
edit on 7/15/2014 by roadgravel
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