The Transportation Safety Board Today of Canada released the final report on the Swissair 111 accident investigation. Investigators believe that an electrical arcing event on an entertainment system wire was associated with the initial arcing event. Story:BBC
Hours before the release of the report, the following story appeared in USA TODAY
By Gary Stoller
A company that supplied entertainment systems for Swissair jets brushed off employees’ concerns about the systems’ safety, well before the product drew investigators’ attention as a possible cause of a 1998 Swissair crash, two former employees say.
The employees say Interactive Flight Technologies’ entertainment system produced excessive heat, which worried them. They contacted USA TODAY after it published an investigative report on the system on Feb. 17.