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                DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
    HEADQUARTFUS, U.S. ARMY CENTRAL CO?'*lALND FORWARD
                  APO NEW YORK 09616
    
    AFSC-IT                                              27 JULY 19q1
    
                                      091.16
    
      SUBJECT: AR 15-6 R-1-vt of invest 19ation, Fire Explosit)ij ac
                                Dcjha, Kil%-llt, 11 JUIY 1991
    
                       An -Accordance wit 11 the ippointmenc memorandun cLL AllittIN A, cis
                                  cif tll,- Cire cind explosion at Doha, Kuwait, on 11
                   duly' 1991     i.-,,nt11u4 1#--41 by thtt Undat-rsigned. The exhibits t...)
                   Anne4- A,,are corresp-tidence with the appoinLing authority.
                   Witness statements -icte at Annex B. Because of the magnitudoex o' f
                   the investigatiun asid I ht.-,, t:onplexity of thoz- is-sues involved, a
                   numbe'r of personnel assisted in the investigation. They are
                   1I.Stird &t. Annex C. rj,.Ls report is in three parts: Finciings,
                   Recommendat ions, anti romments. The report has a large number n:
                   Annexes which fticus tort Vart:.-ular issues. These have gent-.r3lly
                   b-I-en prepared by tht-cte -assisting with the investigat%ion. Wh % It re
                   t ht--% annexe-, differ it fact ,or assessnent fron the h-msic
                   menorandum, the menotrandum takes priority.
    
                    2. Findings.                         -5 U.S.C. -552 (b)(6)
    
                         I           - 1 ill 1020 an 11 July 1991, in the 2d
                         A   At approx -ttelY
                   Squadrnn, 11th Arni-i-I Cavalry Regiment        crack park o
                   the north compound -it Doha Camp, Kuwait, a fire began in a park
                   M992, Ammunition Calt*Ler, bumper marking       HOW425. The
                   Vehicle, also known -is a Field Artillery Ammunition Support
                   Vehicle, or FAASV, 1witinged to the squadron's howitzer battery
                   and was fully loaded with ammunition in accordance with
                   regirtental guidelines. The M992 involved was the older of two
                   models of F.:~ASv (ser,"s 1-344). (See An'n'ex E for a technical
                   description.) The rjre began in the crew compartment, foruard
                   the ammunition rack:i. The Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systen
                   rILd nt:o. activate ho.-o-it'se the system switch wanAiril-p-nAni-p" T:losit itati, precluding proper operation. The drivh
                                                  unsuccessfully to extinguish th-t-
    6U-S-C-552(b)(941rf~- t%it-h A rw~;srtakolt- rLc#,. e%--inguisher. The rjlir.,i,,?ry serjorhnt,
                                        11-111,j til- IMtSl.de pull I-Anv:~r:i, nanuall%
                   disnh,~ro-,ed the All[#-tsol L" FLr-: Extinguishing S~stem (AFES) ~IiL: I
                   ritorto-iitarIly suppre---ol, blit [ailed tr, extinguish rhe fir-~-. '71t-
                   driveter Anti' Ret-tion -111-f t-hici rAn fron the track park, shntlrLn~
                                                                     '11Lrd
    
                        Whoen thr-- t3unr.-              h.-ti- t hoe f ire. was twit oil- i-r
    

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