First was this a turboprop or piston? Avgas, with a lower flashpoint, would be much more dangerious than jet A. Second why was the fire engine parked in the potentioal fuel spill??!! Like putting water on the roof when the fire is contained in the living room. Why were people without fire gear on allowed in the danger zone??!! You are correct in questioning why foam on the wing. If there is a fuel spill, the fuel is on the ground. Looks like they have good equipment but very poor training and or leadership
MileHighOffice From Australia, joined Jun 2010, 153 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
Quoting bravogolf (Reply 5): why was the fire engine parked in the potentioal fuel spill??!
Good point! One could only hope this photo was well after the scene was secured and they moved in, but I sense you are correct that may be where they rolled up to during the initial response... and not a good idea. Scene safety fail if so.
Translated excerpt from linked article above, don't know if this helps: A private plane fell this afternoon on Route 66 , access to Vina del Mar, on top of Rodelillo sector. The ship, from Juan Fernandez moved a load of thousand live lobsters, valued at $ 10 million.
We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
bravogolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 538 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1763 times:
Quoting gordomatic (Reply 12): A private plane fell this afternoon on Route 66 , access to Vina del Mar, on top of Rodelillo sector. The ship, from Juan Fernandez moved a load of thousand live lobsters, valued at $ 10 million.
Gonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1841 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1303 times:
Quoting bravogolf (Reply 5): Looks like they have good equipment but very poor training and or leadership
Totally agree. One of the problems of being a member of the Chilean Fire Department is, you got very good equipment, but little training ( for basic combat of "common fire" ), and no pay, is an entirely volunteer activity. Only the FD of Santiago have the training to cope with fires in our "skyscrapers" and other situations like a plane crash, or HAZMAT related.
In my job we were amazed a couple of times for the lack of basic training in HAZMAT they had, although I really appreciate the bravery of this people, but is totally true, they need better training and some basic understanding of the different types of emergencies they could face daily.
Well, this is a common problem here, the "paparazzis" and all the curious always find a way to the site, and once they're there, is very hard they leave the scene unless all the thing blows up.... very smart people