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Simulated fire part of ValuJet crash probe
October 17, 1996
MIAMI (CNN) -- The National Transportation Safety Board next month will simulate a fire in the cargo hold of an old DC-9 as part of an ongoing investigation into the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the blaze that led to the May 11 crash, an inferno believed to have started in the cargo hold. All 110 people aboard were killed.
Investigators suspect that oxygen-generating canisters in the cargo hold were the source of the fire. The NTSB has said the canisters were improperly packed and improperly labeled as empty when they were not. The tests will be carried out near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The findings will be released during public hearings that start the week of November 18.
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