HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6 Posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
I was talking to my mom up in Detroit this morning and she was telling me that she heard on one of the Detroit news stations that there was an incident what she believed was a Mesaba aircraft that was about to take off when the fire extinguishers went off in the cargo hold and they had to return to the gate.
She said that they were showing an overhead picture of the plane from a helicopter shot though and she said the plane had rear engines and a T tail.
I don't know of any Mesaba aircraft that look like that, so maybe the media meant to say Pinnacle or Northwest itself.
Capt.fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 771 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
Here's the full story for ya ...
Smoke Scare Evacuates Metro Airport Plane
Investigators Determine Substance Was From Automatic Extinguisher
POSTED: 9:49 a.m. EDT June 27, 2003
UPDATED: 9:52 a.m. EDT June 27, 2003
A commuter flight was reportedly evacuated at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after the pilot reported smoke in the cargo-hold area.
The Pinnacle Air flight 5877, a Northwest Airlink commuter carrier, with 34 people on board was due to arrive from Burlington, Vt., at 7:55 a.m., according to airport officials. The airport reportedly received a call of smoke in the cargo-hold area and aircraft rescue and fire crews responded after the plane landed.
Fire trucks surrounded the plane, opened the cargo-hold area and saw what appeared to be smoke, Mike Conway of Detroit Metropolitan said. The plane was evacuated and passengers were put on a shuttle to the McNamara Terminal around 8:30 a.m.
Fire crews determined upon investigation that it was an automatic fire extinguisher that went off and the resin from the extinguisher is what was discovered.
The plane then taxied by itself to the gate, according to Conway.