When I worked the ramp at BWI, we had a 737 do the same thing. The F/As smelled smoke and thought there was a fire. Turned out it was just the APU cold starting. (There's a term for this but I can't remember it) Someone correct me f I'm wrong. That nose cone is starting to look like our Saabs.
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USAFDO From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3418 times:
Was this a real aircraft evacuation? Or was it some journalists who wrote a story inappropriately using official industry airline lingo.
To the poster of the thread....I see you have posted over 1/2 of a thousand posts on airlliners.net... why put a post on here of an aircraft parked at the gate, but use indistry lingo that implies the had an emergency "evacuation" from an inexperienced journalists ?
?? I posted the story about a plane that was evactuated. Whether it was at the gate or not, is was still evacuated and could have been a much more serious situation if it had been handled differently. I don't get what your objection to my posting of this story is?
And by the way.it was a real evacuation. Where I got it does not post bogus stories.
MikeCT From United States of America, joined May 2008, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
Quoting USAFDO (Reply 6): To the poster of the thread....I see you have posted over 1/2 of a thousand posts on airlliners.net... why put a post on here of an aircraft parked at the gate, but use indistry lingo that implies the had an emergency "evacuation" from an inexperienced journalists ?
I'll defend spiritair here. The subject line is very succinct. It simply states a United 757 was evacuated at SEA, and that is exactly what happened. Whether it was evacuated via the slides or the jet bridge, there was still report of a fire and it was still evacuated.