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Fire Breaks Out At Istanbul Airport  
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10055 times:

Watch CNN, dont know what the couse is yet!

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User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10050 times:

YEP! And it seems like a BIG fire: watching CNN just now.

User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10030 times:

Does anyone know the location of the fire?

User currently offlineMig21UMD From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10030 times:

The fire is HUGE, must have been some type of explosion assosiated with its start.

Almost the whole terminal building is burning.



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User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10015 times:

They're using firefighting planes to control it.

User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10015 times:

The fire is in the terminal, started about 30 mins ago, people are trying to escape right now. I'm worried if the fire reaches some of the fully fueled aircraft at the gates. Holy crap that'll blow big.

User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9974 times:

WOW, a firetanker just dropped a load on the terminal, CNN has it LIVE.

EDIT: They're saying that the fire started in the cargo section.

[Edited 2006-05-24 14:53:41]

User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9974 times:

The fire seems to be limited to the Cargo terminal where it started.

Only the cargo terminal has been closed for operations at the moment, according to CNN.


User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9944 times:

Now breaking news on SKY News, report soon

User currently offlineKATL757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9909 times:

For those not near a TV - CNN.com

Just a quick blurb about aircraft landing in a different area of the airport. I'm sure they'll update as they get more info.



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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9909 times:

Quoting A390 (Reply 2):
Does anyone know the location of the fire?

It's in cargo and it could be anything. The fire is really huge. It's good that passengers and visitors are safe now.



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User currently offlineRobbie86 From Sweden, joined May 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9874 times:

Huge fire at Istanbul airport

Wednesday, May 24, 2006; Posted: 8:59 a.m. EDT (12:59 GMT)


The fire on Wednesday broke out in the cargo section of the international Ataturk airport. No injuries have yet been reported but a line of ambulances was standing by.

There was no word on the cause of the blaze but Kaya Heyse, a producer for CNN's sister network CNN Turk, said some officials suggested it could have been accidental.

Thick plumes of smoke billowed high into the air, television footage showed. Hayse said the smoke could be seen from all over Istanbul.

He said the fire was being contained in the cargo C section of the airport but it was threatening a hotel near the airport. Firefighters were tackling the blaze from the air and ground.

He said aircraft were continuing to land at other parts of the airport, Hayse said.


Source: CNN.com

[Edited 2006-05-24 15:03:01]


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User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9831 times:

CNN:

IST closed to air traffic.

Cause seems to be a short circuit.

The terminal seems to be melting down.


User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9761 times:

CNN: Hotel by the airport evacuated.

User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9715 times:

Any Turkish A.netters with more info?


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9658 times:

Holy crap that's huge! Cargo area. Planes been told to circle overhead. People think it may be chemicals in the cargo area.


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User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9658 times:

Reported there are no injuries.

User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9658 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 15):
People think it may be chemicals in the cargo area.

Very possible. It could be anything. IST is quite busy airport.



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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9601 times:

Quoting BBADXB (Reply 12):
CNN:

IST closed to air traffic.

SKY News:

Flights operating as normal!



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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9544 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 16):
Reported there are no injuries.

Thank God  pray 

Kazzie, good to see you back  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9482 times:

Quoting ManchesterMAN (Reply 18):
SKY News:

Flights operating as normal!

They reported that live and then doubted that fact due to smoke.

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 19):

Kazzie, good to see you back

Howdy.


User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9482 times:

Damn. Reminds me of the Denver fuel farm fire in '90/91. Lowry AFB was a hop skip and jump away from Stapleton.

[Edited 2006-05-24 15:25:51]

User currently offlineBrian_ga From United States of America, joined May 2001, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9425 times:

CNN online is reporting that officals are saying the fire was started due to a short circut.

How would they know that already ?????



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9364 times:

" ISTANBUL, Turkey — A huge fire engulfed the cargo section of Istanbul's Ataturk International airport on Wednesday, blocking air traffic and causing hundreds of panicked people to flee, television reports said.

Authorities worked to evacuate thousands of people from nearby terminals as black smoke billowed 100 feet into the air.

A firefighter atop a tall ladder poured a stream of water on the fire, and a plane flew overhead, dropping a payload onto the flames -- apparently fire retardant chemicals. But the flames rose above the building.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196759,00.html


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5177 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9310 times:

Radio 1 news is reporting some workers trapped in "a cargo hold"


That'll teach you
25 BananaBoY : BBC reporting that the fire has been brought under control, and that planes holding are gradually being allowed to land. Mark
26 NumberTwelve : Very true - unfortunatelly a moderator deleted my comment concerning the Roast Turkey "joke" guy.
27 MERLIN : just seen on bbc, a lot of smoke was being shown and cause was been told cud be from a short-circuit in the cargo area.
28 Gokmengs : ok guys just talk to my father in Istanbul he said the fire is totally under control and no blaze as of this moment, he also said he just talked to hi
29 MERLIN : good to hear that,t.v footage shows the smoke was very bad. good news ne ways. this reminds me of the 2 fighter jets going down suffering a mid-air c
30 TurkishWings : The fire apparently started at the cargo terminal right next to the international terminal. There is still a lot of black smoke coming out and the fir
31 Post contains links TurkishWings : Video on www.hurriyet.com.tr . The website of the most popular Turkish newspaper... All in Turkish but click on the link just below the main picture t
32 Post contains images A346Dude : Yep, you can always count on the media to dig deep into the story.
33 Concorde001 : Latest BBC update is that the Airport has been closed.
34 TurkishWings : The airport is not closed. Landings were not permitted in the beginning but all operations are normal now (according to the TV channels)
35 Gokmengs : That was not over Ankara but over the aegan sea where greece and Turkey has a disputed zone, they dog fighted there for years and this was bound to h
36 Post contains images Concorde001 : Natasha Kaplinsky reported it was closed about 5 minutes ago on BBC One, but the media have probably got it wrong...again! Thanks for correcting me
37 Post contains links and images Pawsleykat : everyone is now saying that the fire was (thought to have been) caused by an electrical fault in the cargo hangers. Apparently experts have ruled out
38 Robbie86 : 3 people are now reported as injured, don't know if it's light injured or heavilly injured.
39 Post contains links AirbusA346 : It's @ the Cargo area. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/24052006/32...s-istanbul-airport-cargo-area.html Hope it doesn't cause to much damage. Tom.
40 Post contains links TurkishWings : If I were you I would count on the Turkish TV channels in this case... Or simply log on to www.thy.com and have a look at arrivals and departures. Al
41 TWAL1011727 : Hmm if the wind is calm I bet the "black smoke" would billow a helluva lot higher than 100 feet. Maybe the flames going 100 feet high; that would be
42 TACAA320 : Agreed.
43 Post contains images COA735 : Im glad there are no serious injuries so far. Any word on any pax or cargo aircraft damage? JM
44 Pilotaydin : ill give you some trusty info... MNG cargo, Celebi and Havas, both ground handling buildings have been destroyed, millions of dollars worth of cargo i
45 Robcol99 : Now that everything has settled down... The C-cargo terminal was on fire. It is next to the east side of the international terminal, very close to the
46 AvroArrow : Wow that fire was absolutely massive, the mind boggles at what it must have been like to see it in person. Hopefully those injured recover quickly and
47 Post contains links and images Mexicana757 : That fire was big. Glad there were no fatalities in this incident. Here's a video report from Sky News. http://www.sky.com/skynews/video/vid...er/0,,3
48 Post contains images Solnabo : Thank god for those flying waterbombers! Are they Canadian? Micke//SWE
49 Post contains images Noelg : At least there were no fatalities!
50 Post contains links FL350 : According to 'Le Soir' Belgian main newspaper it was a sabotage perpetrated by the 'TAK' a terrorist group who's fighting against Turkish politics of
51 Bahadir : I was about 3 miles north of the airport, working on the 737-400 mock-up ( yeah, a bit distracted) but when we got out, we could see the huge amount o
52 Sphealey : > Good thinking on behalf of whoever called in the > water bomber, the CL-415 Interesting that they had a water bomber available in an urban area. I b
53 Voodoo : As this is essentially a spotter's forum.... it was a CL-215 water bomber as far as I could tell/hear on TV. Piston engines as opposed to the CL-415 t
54 Aad665 : Hi, I concur, from what I have seen, it was CL-215. I was very surprised they use CL-215 for this kind of mssion. They tried it in 80' in Chicoutimi f
55 AvroArrow : My mistake, I hadn't seen any footage with good sound and a view of the front of the water bomber, so from behind I just assumed it was a 415. It is o
56 ShowerOfSparks : Roast Turkey" is racist? geez some of you need to get a life.
57 Mig21UMD : The fact that within half hour of the fire the Turkish authorities were so quick to state it was an electrical fault gives the Kurdish clam some credi
58 Bahadir : Calling potential dead/burned people "roast turkey" may not be racists, but it's extremely insensitive; dumb; immature at best. What are you going to
59 Wingscrubber : Surely just a light hearted jest? Some people deal with traumatic news through humour, calm down eh?
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