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Topic: Air Dolomiti ATR-72 Gear Catches Fire During Taxi
Username: Qantas744ER
Posted 2008-08-25 12:49:04 and read 7990 times.

Happened yesterday, Air Dolomiti ATR-72 operating for LH on MUC-BLQ during taxi out for the runway at MUC the left gear or wheel well catches fire. All pax out and no injuries.

Heres the video:

(sorry only in italian)

http://video.corriere.it/?vxSiteId=4...dd-b748-00144f02aabc&vxBitrate=300

Leo

Topic: Air Dolomiti ATR-72 Gear Catches Fire During Taxi
Username: OA260
Posted 2008-08-25 13:07:39 and read 7947 times.

Just seen it on Sky News. Lucky esape.

Topic: RE: Air Dolomiti ATR-72 Gear Catches Fire During Taxi
Username: HT
Posted 2008-08-25 22:51:29 and read 7432 times.

Link copied from the other thread:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7581412.stm

Topic: RE: Air Dolomiti ATR-72 Gear Catches Fire During Taxi
Username: Francoflier
Posted 2008-08-25 23:33:29 and read 7343 times.

It doesn't look like it did too much damage. Apart from some BBQ'ed hyd lines and wires.

On what side is the refuelling panel again?

Topic: RE: Air Dolomiti ATR-72 Gear Catches Fire During Taxi
Username: Caspritz78
Posted 2008-08-26 01:21:26 and read 7216 times.

Spiegel Online has it on its website, too

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,574357,00.html

The article is in German and mixture of sensational journalism and nonsense. Burning planes must be the new thing.

Anyway the article is complaining that the passengers had to crawl out of the exits, down a stairway and that there were no slides. What a nonsense. The ATR has no slides.

Topic: RE: Air Dolomiti ATR-72 Gear Catches Fire During Taxi
Username: Ushermittwoch
Posted 2008-08-26 02:11:03 and read 7131 times.



Quoting Caspritz78 (Reply 4):

Anyway the article is complaining that the passengers had to crawl out of the exits, down a stairway and that there were no slides. What a nonsense. The ATR has no slides.

I am sure some pax felt entitled to their 2 meter slide experience, which is a lot worse than actually getting hurt...  banghead 

Topic: RE: Air Dolomiti ATR-72 Gear Catches Fire During Taxi
Username: Manfredj
Posted 2008-08-26 06:48:35 and read 6777 times.



Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 5):
I am sure some pax felt entitled to their 2 meter slide experience, which is a lot worse than actually getting hurt...

I hear the longer the slide, the worse the burn. I've always been curious as to what the slide looks like from the upper deck of the 747. Anyone have some photos of them deployed?

Topic: RE: Air Dolomiti ATR-72 Gear Catches Fire During Taxi
Username: GST
Posted 2008-08-26 08:26:39 and read 6132 times.



Quoting Manfredj (Reply 6):
I hear the longer the slide, the worse the burn. I've always been curious as to what the slide looks like from the upper deck of the 747. Anyone have some photos of them deployed?

The 747 that snapped in half at Brussels a few weeks back had slides deployed from the top deck, there are dozens of shots on A.net.


I wonder what started the fire. I cant see it being likely that the tyre would burst into flames in taxi, an emergency stop at landing speed possibly. Wonder if there was some fuel spilled on the brake mechanism accidentally.

Topic: RE: Air Dolomiti ATR-72 Gear Catches Fire During Taxi
Username: JBirdAV8r
Posted 2008-08-26 10:57:44 and read 5243 times.



Quoting GST (Reply 7):
I wonder what started the fire. I cant see it being likely that the tyre would burst into flames in taxi, an emergency stop at landing speed possibly.

Wonder how long they were taxiing--brakes can get exceptionally hot (definitely hotter than you'd think) on a long taxi. Plus if there was a relatively quick turnaround there may have been residual heat.


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