AFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11377 times:
In general I am not a fan of excessive caution and safety (you should see me drive!), but I think it's very wise to evac when there is any fire. I know there can be injuries, but that's better than the alternative should the aircraft catch fire.
Maverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 6015 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11229 times:
Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 8): but I think it's very wise to evac when there is any fire
That's SOP at every airline. Fire and/or smoke = Run away, fast.
I once initiated an "evacuation" (the FAs and one lone passenger left after the plane arrived, the left through the jetway) because I saw flames coming from the tailpipe. I ran up and said "get out of here now, there's a fire". It's scary stuff, let me tell you.
atcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1377 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9493 times:
I think the evac probably went well because JetBlue employees are getting plenty of practice lately! Maybe JetBlue needs to consider buying their emergency slides in bulk from Costco. Seriously though, it's good to see in one of the articles that a passenger praised the efficiency and professionalism of the cabin crew and that the passengers remained calm. I love B6 and all jokes aside, this is exactly how an evac should be done and it's good to see cabin crews who utilize their training well to keep passengers calm and de-plane the aircraft as quickly and safely as possible. Although it does suck that they're in the news again...very unlucky to say the least.
B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2921 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7707 times:
Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 14): Maybe JetBlue need to take better care of their wheels eh?
Not too long ago they had a broken nose gear that also put on a fireworks show
Ummmm...okay, let's just make something clear. The N536JB incident didn't have anything to do with wheels. It had to do with the design of the internal components of the actual NLG and strut assembly (and that was a few years ago...and was not the first time it happened to an A320).
As far as the mains that blew on this incident, I highly doubt that it had anything to do with the integrity of the wheels. As others have mentioned before in this thread, there are 3 other possibilities that are much more likely (and I can say this as a member of the Technical Operations/Technical Supply Chain crew here...the people that supply, oversee repair and install the tires) and that would be a fault with the braking system/stuck brakes (which is the most likely), a hard landing (not as likely, I doubt all 4 would blow, we've all seen hard landing and all 4 blowing would be rare), or last would be FOD. I am really going to go with what's behind door #1 on this. We don't use R/T at most airports unless it's a short runway, so the brakes are applied right after the spoilers are up as the primary means of slowing the a/c so I am thinking it has something to do with the brakes.
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"