Date & Time: Dec 26, 1999 at 0715 LT
Type of aircraft:
IAI 1124 Westwind
Milwaukee - Waukesha
Milwaukee-General Billy Mitchell
United States of America
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During the activation of the crew oxygen system a fire erupted which consumed the entire pressure vessel. Representatives from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC), White Sands Testing Facility (WSTF), Las Cruces, New Mexico, examined the retained oxygen system components. Examination of these components revealed that the fire's initiation location was the first stage pressure reducer located in the oxygen regulator assembly.
The failure of the first stage pressure reducer in the oxygen regulator assembly.