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Topic: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: jdj
Posted 2012-12-28 11:42:41 and read 5970 times.

Allegiant has confirmed that there was a fire in the cargo hold of a flight headed from SBN to PGD. The flight made an emergency landing at FWA.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/20441463/...unta-gorda-makes-emergency-landing

[Edited 2012-12-28 11:50:03]

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: FWAERJ
Posted 2012-12-28 12:01:24 and read 5855 times.

Quoting jdj (Thread starter):
The flight made an emergency landing at FWA.

Makes sense, as FWA is also served by G4, and all the gates there are shared-use. Just a few mouse clicks and a gate can be activated or switched at FWA.

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: roswell41
Posted 2012-12-28 12:05:30 and read 5835 times.

In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: tjwgrr
Posted 2012-12-28 12:13:08 and read 5752 times.

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 2):
In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

Agreed. Looks like the routing from SBN to PGD often operates via FWA.

FWA FLM J43 VXV J43 ATL J43 PIE SRQ

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY959

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: ouboy79
Posted 2012-12-28 13:00:05 and read 5554 times.

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 2):
In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

Exactly. In flight emergency like this you just take what airport you can that divert. FWA was just the nearest one and that is the only thing that matters here. Also shared use gates means nothing with a fire in flight as they are going to evac as soon as it stops on the ground.

Good to see everything turned out alright for the pax and crew.

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: atlengineer
Posted 2012-12-28 13:32:28 and read 5381 times.

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 2):
In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

It also doesn't hurt that FWA has an 11,981 foot main runway (5/23).

ATLengineer

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: suseJ772
Posted 2012-12-29 09:51:43 and read 3576 times.

Quoting atlengineer (Reply 5):
It also doesn't hurt that FWA has an 11,981 foot main runway (5/23).

My thoughts as well.

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: 3holer
Posted 2012-12-29 10:12:24 and read 3348 times.

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):

Not a single one of those things matter when on fire. You land anywhere as fast as possible.

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: jdj
Posted 2012-12-29 10:35:19 and read 3131 times.

Just an update, Allegiant came back and said there was not a fire in the cargo hold.

Update from NBC-2 http://www.nbc-2.com/story/20441463/...unta-gorda-makes-emergency-landing

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: bristolflyer
Posted 2012-12-29 10:38:48 and read 3086 times.

If the fire was caused by banned materials being carried in customer luggage would the airline seek compensation from that person?

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: FWAERJ
Posted 2012-12-29 11:32:03 and read 2671 times.

A replacement plane was sent from the BLI base.

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: LV
Posted 2012-12-29 13:38:02 and read 2417 times.

Not that it matters but the photographer on the NBC 2 story is a friend of mine. He posted a picture on Facebook standing outside of PGD with his camera at 4 AM.

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: rfields5421
Posted 2012-12-29 14:22:13 and read 2321 times.

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 9):
If the fire was caused by banned materials being carried in customer luggage would the airline seek compensation from that person?

It is not worth an airline's trouble to seek compensation from passengers. If a passenger is convicted of a criminal act which led to the delay, diversion, etc - a civil judgement against the passenger might be useful for insurance purposes.

Very few passengers have available economic resources to compensate an airline for the costs in a diversion landing. Taking someone's home won't win the airline any friends.

Plus it is going to cost the airline at least a hundred thousand dollars to bring a lawsuit to trial - so adding a hundred thousand on top of what they have already incurred would likely be throwing good money in the trash.

Topic: RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD
Username: OB1504
Posted 2012-12-29 23:20:51 and read 2055 times.

Quoting 3holer (Reply 7):
Not a single one of those things matter when on fire. You land anywhere as fast as possible.

   It's convenient for G4 and the passengers that the aircraft happened to divert to an existing station, but in case of fire, the pilots are always trained to land immediately at the nearest suitable airfield.


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