Abrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5153 posts, RR: 54 Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5777 times:
So I was sitting at B7 waiting for my flight to CCS via a mini-break to Bahamas for the weekend, watching aircraft movement, and a truck just spontaneously caught on fire filling the entire inside of the terminal with smoke and smell. They began a brief evacuation ... and several bag carts are totally covered in fire extinguisher "stuff". Anyone know what happened? It was weird ... and fire response was not immediate by any means.
Rscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5554 times:
Quoting Whappeh (Reply 2): Naturally, a US Airways piece of equipment is more prone to spontaneously combust then any other airline. In fact, they made sure if it when buying the equipment for the PHL airport
No that is an Airtran equipment extra. I would guess a belt loader, tug, cateering truck they never et serviced as much as they should. Hope it was not a GPU that would be interesting and would not be the first time
PHLstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5135 times:
was this on the 8th? I was sitting in the food court (between B and C) around 5 pm when the fire alarm went off. Of course everyone (my self included) just stayed sitting there until someone turned it off. I always am curious what happens when a real fire breaks out. Everyone doesn't move until they see a person running down the hall in flames?
I was waiting for the fort myers flight at 6 (1069).. we pulled away from the gate, returned because they couldn't get engine 1 started, then had to walk over to the c concourse (we were in B) to go on a new plane after an already 45 minute delay. This lead to a 2 hour delay in all. Quite an exciting night.