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PDT Dash 8 Fire In PHL  
User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10718 times:

This morning in PHL a PDT Dash 8 was extensively damaged by an electrical fire at the gate. Judging from the pictures, the fire appears to have originated from a faulty GPU plug/cord. I wouldn't be surprised if the aircraft is W/O as a result. I believe the ship involved is N936HA.

[Edited 2012-10-07 11:59:47]

[Edited 2012-10-07 12:03:34]

30 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10636 times:

If so, quite a tragedy (for the aircraft), but hopefully no one was injured in the incident. I have always had a soft spot for the Dash (since my first flight in one - coincidentally on Henson), so it's unfortunate that another one will leave the skies for good.


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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10554 times:

Quoting UAL Bagsmasher (Thread starter):

"Judging buy the pictures,"

Can you post a link to the pictures?

Sucks for the plane, though. The dash's have always been some of my favorite planes.


User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10481 times:

It is a real shame. The a/c flew so many years, almost reaching timeout, for it to end up damaged like this. As for pictures, I would rather not post any to this site. In today's litigious society, I am not about to possibly put my job on the line. Hopefully you understand.

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10421 times:

Quoting UAL Bagsmasher (Reply 3):

Completely understand. Never would have asked if I knew it would out your job in jeopardy. I had thought you had found an article online. Must be a sad sight, though.


User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10354 times:

Thanks Spiritair. Yeah it's pretty charred up and has dry chemical extinguisher agent sprayed throughout the forward equipment bay.

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10323 times:

Quoting UAL Bagsmasher (Reply 5):

Poor thing. That is the only worse fate for an aircraft than scrapping.


User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10192 times:

Not good! That one has (had?) a few more years of life left in it. Were there pax on board at the time?


Every flight counts.
User currently offlinetooLowterrain From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9812 times:

Here's a photo of a/c in question!

Doesn't look good!


User currently offlinewomenbeshoppin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9793 times:

Quoting UAL Bagsmasher (Reply 3):
In today's litigious society, I am not about to possibly put my job on the line. Hopefully you understand.

haha I love that you are worried about your job reputation and your username is UAL BAGSMASHER???????? haha kinda funny


User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9724 times:

Lol. I created this username many moons ago when I worked for UA. I never changed it since you have to pay now.  

User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9654 times:

Looks like its was either on F17 or F19 if what I am looking at in the background is right.

User currently offlinewomenbeshoppin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9641 times:

Quoting UAL Bagsmasher (Reply 10):

Lol. I created this username many moons ago when I worked for UA. I never changed it since you have to pay now.  

haha I figured as much. Still it brought a laugh. Cheers!!


User currently onlineboberito6589 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9467 times:

It seems this aircraft has been ferried to SBY as PDT 9319

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9383 times:

Quoting boberito6589 (Reply 13):

It seems this aircraft has been ferried to SBY as PDT 9319

Flew at 6000 feet.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/PDT9319



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User currently offlinejmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3279 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 9294 times:

Quoting boberito6589 (Reply 13):
It seems this aircraft has been ferried to SBY as PDT 9319

Yey ya! That Dash 8 is a beast!



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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 9254 times:

Quoting boberito6589 (Reply 13):
Quoting Spacepope (Reply 14):

Why would they send it there? Do they have some kind of MX facilities? Anything that couldn't be done at PHL?


User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 557 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 9176 times:

Wow!

I but that would be a fun ferry flight!



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User currently offlineDash8Driver16 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 9109 times:

SBY is PDT HQ it has two large hangers one of which PDT uses for Heavy checks. Yeah 936 was cleaned up and sent to the Bury. Doubt it will be written off I give it a week or two and you will be seeing it out on the line again. it just might look like 806EX. PDT can't afford to write off a -100 that isn't close to timing out. hopefully PDT can get some more or new aircraft on property so that this doesn't effect them to much.

User currently onlineboberito6589 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 9107 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 16):
Why would they send it there? Do they have some kind of MX facilities? Anything that couldn't be done at PHL?

Piedmont has Maintenance facilities at ROA, SBY, and MDT. PHL just has regular line maintenance.


User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1029 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8915 times:

I see the external power plug from the GPU on the ground next to the airplane. Bet the wires inside the plug were broken. This causes high resistance and in turn possibly enough heat to ignite the plug.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8412 times:

Quoting T prop (Reply 20):
I see the external power plug from the GPU on the ground next to the airplane. Bet the wires inside the plug were broken. This causes high resistance and in turn possibly enough heat to ignite the plug

Why did the cb not trip.......

very obvious spray of the extinguishant all over......



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1528 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7206 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 21):
Why did the cb not trip......

Does the GPU have one?

That airplane will be flying by the end of the week. Scorch marks and all.


User currently offlinesoftrally From Canada, joined Mar 2012, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

Quoting DashTrash (Reply 22):
That airplane will be flying by the end of the week. Scorch marks and all.

Well, it's nice to know that it isn't the end for this aircraft   The Dash 8s are tough birds!



Flown on: 738, 744, 762/763, 772, 77W, 788, A306, A318/319/320/321, A332/333, E145, E190, CRJ700
User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1528 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6404 times:

Quoting softrally (Reply 23):
Quoting DashTrash (Reply 22):
That airplane will be flying by the end of the week. Scorch marks and all.

Well, it's nice to know that it isn't the end for this aircraft The Dash 8s are tough birds!

I don't know this for sure, but given the airplane flew out, I'm betting it will be back in service soon.


25 toltommy : Thats normal. PHL-SBY is a short leg. I hope there was a reason besides failing to check the cord. For a GPU cord to get that bad, the cord had to be
26 Post contains images clydenairways : That'll buff right out
27 T prop : The aircraft does have current limiters in the external power feed circuit, however by the photo it appears this fire was not on board the aircraft.
28 EMBQA : Looking at the photo it looks like the power cord failed....not the aircraft.
29 Dash8Driver16 : 8 days and it will be back on line
30 m1m2 : If I had to guess I'd say that can be repaired. I've seen that much or more damage from a bird strike. And this probably won't smell nearly as bad! An
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