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Live From PHL ... Weirdest Fire Incident.  
User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5291 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.

Cheers,
A.

[Edited 2008-02-09 06:06:51]


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User currently offlineFlyingcat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

It was probably the supervisor's truck.   

Let me guess US Airways.   

I'm sure the passegners must have loved that view.

[Edited 2008-02-09 07:39:43]

User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5105 times:



Quoting Flyingcat (Reply 1):
Let me guess US Airways. sarcastic

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.  banghead 



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User currently offlineRscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5068 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

RYAN


User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1038 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

i was there. i saw it. it was a lav truck that caught fire .

User currently offlinePHLstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4649 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.


User currently offlineWn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 994 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4577 times:



Quoting Etops1 (Reply 4):
i was there. i saw it. it was a lav truck that caught fire .

Must have just dumped the plane full of chili convention fans.



Tiny, unreadable text leaves ample room for interpretation.
User currently offlineAogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

A lav truck spontaneously combusting?? Wow....some passenger somewhere has some potent "stuff"

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