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WN Flight Lands At SEA After A Reported Fire  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3926 times:
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SEA-TAC, Wash. -- Firefighters are inspecting a Southwest Airlines jet that landed Thursday morning after reporting a fire in the cargo hold.

Flight 2981 left Salt Lake City, Utah, about 6 a.m. and landed Sea-Tac about 8 a.m.


http://www.komotv.com/news/8333507.html

Weird that it taxi'd to the gate?!?

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

What, WN doesn't have fire suppression in the cargo hold?
Legend did... in ancient DC-9s... I would think that litigation-savvy Southwest would have already done this.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):
What, WN doesn't have fire suppression in the cargo hold?
Legend did... in ancient DC-9s... I would think that litigation-savvy Southwest would have already done this.

We did--it all became required by FARs in the post-ValuJet 592 accident era.

Don't go by the subject line of the thread here either--"WN Flight Lands At SEA After Fire" is a little different than the "Plane lands at Sea-Tac after report of fire onboard" [My italics] in the media's subject description. The article also mentions that "Pilots told firefighters that the fire was extinguished in flight.." which means that the "fire" light came on in the cockpit, the extinguisher was used, and the fire light went out. Whether or not it was an actual fire, or just a malfunctioning light is another matter entirely.


User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

King5.com has pretty good video of the incident.

http://www.king5.com/topstories/stor...wairlines_jetfire_SW.460c6a0c.html


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3743 times:
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Mike - I went with the title after the words of the article, which have since been changed. The article has been updated to say there was no fire.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

From the King5 report:

An airline spokeswoman said there was no fire, and the problem was a malfunction with the sensor in the cargo area.


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Sounds like things went absolutely perfect and by the book...thank gosh it was a false alarm.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

Funny how the media changed the title in the original link to "Sensor causes fire scare on flight landing at Sea-Tac", but just typical of the "report first and ensure accuracy and context later" mentality. I'm sure they'll email apologies to the first group of folks who read the original and were unnecessarily scared poopless...  

[Edited 2007-07-05 19:04:58]

User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4985 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
Funny how the media changed the title in the original link to "Sensor causes fire scare on flight landing at Sea-Tac", but just typical of the "report first and ensure accuracy and context later" mentality. I'm sure they'll email apologies to the first group of folks who read the original and were unnecessarily scared poopless...

That is the problem with media today. They get a "report", or hear a rumor, and they want to be the first to jump on it. It creates news, and it keeps people glued to the tube. Thankfully it was a false alarm! While the Valujet tragedy still haunts me, I am glad that measures have been taken to avoid such another tragedy.


On a side note, has anyone ever observed what the fire suppression system can do in the cargo holds? I begin to wonder how powerful the system is. Is it water, or a powder form? I also wonder if it damaged anyones luggage?



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 4):
Mike - I went with the title after the words of the article, which have since been changed. The article has been updated to say there was no fire.

Dito with the SLC area reports: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=1438291



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
We did

Good to know, and thanks for the update on the FAR's. I have them, under a thick layer of dust, in my closet. I also have allergies, so I try not to stir up that dust!


Glad this was a false alarm!


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 8):
On a side note, has anyone ever observed what the fire suppression system can do in the cargo holds? I begin to wonder how powerful the system is. Is it water, or a powder form? I also wonder if it damaged anyones luggage?

It's a halon-based system, unless they've changed it to some other type of gas that more CFC-friendly. No water or powder.


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