BMJ volume 294, issue 6588, P1663-1667 1987 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.294.6588.1663 View full text
S P O'Hickey, C A Pickering, P E Jones, J D Evans

Abstract: AbstractOn 22 August 1985 a fire occurred on a Boeing 737 jet airliner at take off at Manchester Airport. One hundred and thirty seven passengers and crew were on board. Fifty two passengers died on the aircraft, 85 escaped. Most survivors had minor physical injuries, but 15 required admission to hospital because of smoke inhalation and two of these had severe burns. At presentation only one survivor required ventilation but within 12 hours a further five required ventilation. Although initially patients suff…

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