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US Airways Airbus Catches Fire At BUR  
User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 716 posts, RR: 10
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22073 times:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/...rport-with-72-passengers-on-board/

Doesn't seem to be any word on the cause.... anyone find any more details?

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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11422 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 21551 times:

Misleading headline.

It had an engine fire which was put out by the engine's fire suppression system. I bet this bird is flying again next week.



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User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 21195 times:
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Quoting D L X (Reply 1):
I bet this bird is flying again next week.

Next week?

I departed BUR for SFO at 3pm on UA 6310, and I saw no sign of any USAirways plane.

BUR does cover a lot of real estate. But there was no chatter whatsoever or media presence -- not at rental cars, not in the ticket lobby, not in TSA, and not at the concessions.

It was like just another boring day at BUR.  


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 20935 times:

Sounds like it was slowest news day of the year!!!


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7757 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 20036 times:

At first I thought this was an April Fools Joke   

but yeah that headline is very misleading



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7690 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 18662 times:

I think they call it a write off, followed by NTSB investigation and scrapping.

User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 17306 times:

An Airbus with only 72 pax? Unless F was packed and Y was empty I can't imagine US made anything off that flight.

User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15006 times:

Quoting LV (Reply 7):
An Airbus with only 72 pax? Unless F was packed and Y was empty I can't imagine US made anything off that flight.

Considering it is a 7 am flight on a sunday morning, i'd say that its a decent load factor, especially if the plane is an A319 (124 seats)

Even if it's an A320 (150 seats), it's still a decent load factor for a sunday morning flight.

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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4075 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 14923 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 8):
Considering it is a 7 am flight on a sunday morning, i'd say that its a decent load factor, especially if the plane is an A319

It's an A319, and you are correct. Loads on Sunday morning are usually very light...and I'd bet there were more than a couple nonrevs on board too.


User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3045 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

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