February 08, 2006
SteveR sends this series of 9 images (all pop-ups) of a fire on a UPS aircraft at Philadephia International. This message accompanied the images.
It is very early in the process, but in an attempt to disseminate information and dampen down rumors:
This evening a DC-8 while on approach into PHL had a lower fire/smoke warning with smoke in the cockpit. Prior to landing they also received a main cargo fire warning. While on oxygen the crew landed the aircraft and accomplished an emergency evacuation. The crew was taken to a local hospital and we expect them to be in a hotel within a few hours.
Initial reports are that the fire was uncontained and there may be severe damage to the aircraft, up to and including a complete hull loss.
Again, the crew is safe and this is extremely preliminary information.
As more info becomes available we will let you know.
Michael Moody Jr
Chairman IPA Safety Committee
Posted by joke du jour at February 8, 2006 06:03 PM
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No backburner on that machine, ey?!
Posted by: orangeguru at February 9, 2006 08:28 PM