A Chocolate (well composite, anyway) Mess


DT contributer emeritus Chris Michel gave us a heads up about a series of photos over at Gizmodo that show details of the aftermath of the B-2 crash in Guam a few months back.

Here's one of them:

B-2 crash.bmp

Composites have afforded amazing performance capabilities in modern aircraft but they are nasty when they burn. The fibers get airborne in a fire and can get into the lungs of those who might inadvertantly breath the smoke -- which is why crash crews are careful to wear respirators even after that flames die off.

Messy, ain't it?

(Gouge: CM)

-- Ward

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