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CNN U.S. Airways Plane Catches Fire On Runway  
User currently offlineMonkey From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 hours ago) and read 22230 times:

Any Additional info ?

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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 hours ago) and read 22214 times:

US431....left main had some type of fire on landing......


bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 hours ago) and read 21973 times:

it was flt 431 clt-mia a/c reg is N425US. clt crew working the flt. everyone ok.

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7566 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 hours ago) and read 21841 times:

Can the various threads about this issue be merged.

User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21697 times:

Can anyone confirm aircraft type? I don't have TV here at work. Thanks!

User currently offlineTbnist03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21544 times:

CNN just said its a 737, and apparently blew 2 tires on landing...Fire resulted in the wheelwell, and entered the cabin. CNN also says that all pax are safe.


-Mike
User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21524 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/08/31/miami.plane/index.html

that's all they've got so far



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User currently offlineKATL757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21437 times:

The bird in question:


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User currently offlineKATL757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21328 times:

Miami Herald coverage of the incident: Miami.com




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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21278 times:

Quoting KATL757 (Reply 8):
Miami Herald coverage of the incident: Miami.com

Gee, I wonder why they didn't use the overwing exits during the evac  Wink



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User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21278 times:

go -400 go -400!!! I bet those snubbers have had enough LOL


The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineKATL757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21245 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 9):
Gee, I wonder why they didn't use the overwing exits during the evac

From the looks of that wing, it would have been a pretty nice bubble bath...

Rubber ducky, you're the one...
You make my bathtime so much fun...

[Edited 2006-08-31 21:16:03]


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21245 times:

Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 10):

go -400 go -400!!! I bet those snubbers have had enough LOL

I disagree with you. They are confortable to fly on. At least everyone was safe.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineS5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21163 times:

Kudos to the crew for getting everyone off the aircraft safely.

-Tony



Prepare doors for departure and cross-check.
User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 hours ago) and read 21100 times:

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 5):
and entered the cabin

what did? The fire? CNN doesn't say that..... What's your source?


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 hour ago) and read 21041 times:

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 5):
Fire resulted in the wheelwell, and entered the cabin

How was that possible.Somethings not adding up.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKATL757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 hour ago) and read 20958 times:

I'm not seeing that in the CNN article either. Maybe they did a quickie edit when they got updated info. Here is the text from the Miami Herald, article link I posted before now requires you login:

Two tires blew out and one caught fire on US Airways seconds after landing at Miami International Airport Thursday afternoon.

All 113 passengers and five crew onboard Flight 431 from Charlotte made it safely off the 737-400 by sliding down chutes, said US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder.

They were transported by three buses to Concource A, Miami-Dade airport officials said.

''We''ll make sure they're all OK and provide whatever they need to be on their way,'' said Ike Wetherill, the airport spokesman.

The plane's problem occurred as it landed at MIA's Runway 27, which is visible from State Road 836.

''The plane did not declare an emergency before landing,'' Wetherill said. ``Two thirds down the runway, the crew realized there was a fire in the area of the left main landing gear. A flash of fire was visible.''

Miami-Dade fire units and airport personnel doused the plane with fire retardant foam and quickly extinguished the blaze.

The flight had departed Charlotte at 11:37 a.m. and arrived in Miami at 1:37 p.m.


And another picture from the scene:




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User currently offlineSABE From Argentina, joined Jun 2005, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 hour ago) and read 20248 times:

US/HP still have Boeings?  Smile


TUS-DFW-EZE... can't wait to visit home again!
User currently offlineMemphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years ago) and read 18925 times:

From looking at the pic posted by KATL757, could the #1 engine be sitting on the ground? The truck is blocking the view. I hope not as this would be even more costly damage.

[Edited 2006-08-31 22:59:55]


nocturnal
User currently offlineFerret From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years ago) and read 18745 times:

Quoting Memphis (Reply 18):
could the #1 engine be sitting on the ground?

Maybe. The report indicated that the tires blew. I would think though the blown tires shouldn't be enough to cause the engine to hit the ground.

If there was more extensive damage to the gear its possible.

But remember, 737s look like their engines will hit the ground even when they're operating normally.  Smile



Murphy lives here.
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (8 years ago) and read 18688 times:

Quoting Memphis (Reply 18):
From looking at the pic posted by KATL757, could the #1 engine be sitting on the ground?

I doubt it, since then the engines would strike the ground on most uneven landings, too.

I just think it looks very close because you can't see the bottom of the engine, and our eye wants to complete a round engine shape, but the cowl is not round...



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User currently offlineSocal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years ago) and read 18624 times:

Hey............the 400's are good birds, and I will defend them.


I Love HNL.............
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18082 times:

Quoting SABE (Reply 17):
US/HP still have Boeings?

Yes B757's, 767, and 733/734 a/c.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineCharliejag1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 17925 times:

Use the snozzle!!


OK, maybe not for a fire in the wheel well . . .


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 17852 times:

The ETOPS a/c will be N2--. Can someone provide a link to the forum about new registrations.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
25 Post contains links KarlB737 : Courtesy: WFAA-TV USAirways Jet Catches Fire In Miami http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dw...060831_wz_miajetfire.5399a0dc.html Jet Fire Video - Court
26 OPNLguy : Hmm... The gear is in the extended position for landing, and thus out of the wheelwells. They blow the two main tires, and there's a fire inside the
27 N231YE : Well, looking at the dihedral of the wing, the wing looks nearly level, not "bent up" like it should. So I would guess that the aircraft is sitting l
28 UAL Bagsmasher : I flew on that aircraft 3 weeks ago from ORD-PHL.
29 Post contains images FlyingColours : You'd be suprised but there have been a fair number of incidents/accidents where nobodys used an overwing exit. Having chatted with someone at work o
30 TheCheese : If you watch the WFAA video, you can see that the port nacelle is not touching the ground, though the (fairly knowledgeable) commentator remarks that
31 KELPkid : Well, I was joking when I first said that, because I think the crew probably knew that one of the main landing gear was on fire, so I would imagine t
32 FlyingColours : But the problem is, Overwing exits are self help exits, so unless its a pre planned ditching there wouldn't be a crewmember there. Passengers would b
33 Rdhamr309 : I cant find the exact quote and im sure it was Ikramerica (dont bite my head off if i made a mistake) suggesting it might be a BAD RETREAD POLICY Do t
34 Post contains images N600RR : I know it's o/t, but I can't resist... With a name like that, she really should have been a pilot instead of a mere mortal spokeswoman.
35 FL370 : ya i just read the article, and watched the video clip. US has had some problems with the landing gears. a few months back, a couple of theie E170 ble
36 AAL0616 : I arrived a while ago for an overnight layover and noticed this thread. perhaps the following may be of interest. When we were taxiing out for departu
37 BoeingFixer : Actually, the air conditioning ram air ducts only supply air to cool the heat exchangers and don't supply any outside air into the cabin. To get smok
38 OPNLguy : You'd think that with all the bird strike reports that I'd taken over the years that I'd remembered my systems a little better... Mea culpa...
39 Luketenley : Wow 2 problems in one day for US Airways.
40 OPNLguy : I hate to point out the obvious, but airlines (as in all airlines) have things like blown tires, air interruptions, and diversions every day. The rea
41 Post contains links TheGreatChecko : Great pic of the actual fire and evacuation. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/media/photo/2006-08/25153627.jpg Feel free to imbed it into the thread, I can
42 Airnewzealand : This also happened on the QF6 from SINSYD a few years ago... But it was found that it was caused by the wrong "grease" being applied, subsequently sho
43 PanPan : How do the crew and passengers claim their personal belongings after an evacuation like this??
44 L-188 : Pretty much what I picture happening.....and being misreported by a ratings driven media. They blew a a tire or two on landing , which allows the whe
45 Post contains images N754PR : [Edited 2006-09-01 07:22:08]
46 Ikramerica : Well, the pax are supposed to check for smoke or fire. The ones on the left likely saw lots of smoke. On the right, the wing was tipped up. Without s
47 Jcf5002 : hmmm, I've fueled that aircraft in the past.. too bad -Jeff
48 777ER : Glad all passengers are safe and it didn't result in any deaths.
49 Pilotaydin : - I fly this bird as F/O about 5 times a day 6 days a week, i was talking about the snubbers in the nosegear that tend to heat up and cause smoke som
50 Post contains links and images MarkHKG : Not sure if this helps, but the distance from the ground to the floor is 5 feet when the gears are retracted, and 8 feet 5 inches when the gears are
51 HAWK21M : Dont disregard the Oleo Strut in Full extend position which is compressed on Ground to a height of approx 4". regds MEL
52 Cumulus : With regard to the picture in reply 45, I thought in the case of emergency evacuation ALL personal belongings must be left behind?
53 MarkHKG : That's suppose to be the case *cough cough* but it never happens that way. People will inevitably endanger their own-- as well as other passengers/cr
54 FlyingColours : "undo your seatbelts, come this way, leave everything behind, stay calm" is just one of our evac commands. As far as the luggage goes if they bring i
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