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Kid Triggers Firefighting Foam In Hangar Near PHL  
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

I found this video on KOMOTV.com in Seattle:

http://www.komotv.com/home/video/12309261.html?video=pop&t=a

But I don't know any details and I couldn't find any in a quick Google search. What a mess!! Does anybody know anything about this?


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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Found a bit more:

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=5822595

Today was family day at Agusta Aerospace, located at 3050 Red Lion Road in Northeast Philadelphia. Employees and their families gathered for a day of fun in a helicopter hanger this morning.

Everything was relatively normal about the event until shortly before 11 a.m.. That's when authorities say an employee's child hit a button that said "don't hit button unless in an emergency". The button triggered the fire suppression system, filling the hanger with foam.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
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Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 1):
helicopter hanger

Well, they definately need a new editor to catch spelling errors.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3216 times:
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It's also worth emntioning that the foam is corrosive as hell if not removed quickly enough. Hate to have the QAR that corrective action. Was chopper six damaged at all?


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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

I did almost the same thing when I was a kid. I pushed an unlabelled red button in the office at my small-town local airport where my dad worked, and the fire trucks came screaming down the runway.

[Edited 2007-12-10 12:51:35]

User currently offlineBravoGolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

What you are seeing is high expansion foam. Basicly it is just soap bubbles formed by a fan type apparatus. This is used only in a confined space, such as a closed hangar. If used outside, the foam rises with the thermal updraft and doesn't do anything other than float away in the wind, as you see in some of the shots. The originally AFFF was VERY corrosive and would eat the impellers in the pumps of the old MB5 crash trucks. You could use it to clean brass. The new AFFF's are a detergent base and not nearly as corrosive.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3140 times:



Quoting ScarletHarlot (Thread starter):

Thread title: Kid Triggers Firefighting Foam In Hangar Near PHL

Not to nitpick but the Hangar in question is actually located near PNE not PHL.

Story coverage from a local news channel.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=5822595



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3111 times:



Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 6):
Not to nitpick but the Hangar in question is actually located near PNE not PHL.

Thanks. First news report I saw said only "near Philadelphia"...and you'll note that I didn't say the hangar is at PHL.  Wink



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User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2665 times:



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 2):
Well, they definately need a new editor to catch spelling errors.

We could definitely say the same about you. As for the likely culprit, see my signature.



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User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

To update: On last nights news, Fire officials said they now believe the cause to be "Sterno" chaffing dish fuel cans that the caterer was using. They believe the heat or smoke from the fuel set off a fire censor in the hanger.

User currently offlineBravoGolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

The heat from the sterno cans are not enough to set off the detectors that would be high in the overhead. However, if the fire detection system had UV detectors, they trigger on flame. Still improbable unless someone somehow spilled one of the sterno cans and created a large enough flame to be detected.

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

To elaborate, this occurred at Philadelphia Northeast Airport, a smaller cargo and non-commercial airport still within the city limits of Philadelphia but almost an hour away from PHL by car.

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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

That looks like all kinds of fun.  Smile

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