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Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD  
User currently offlinejdj From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 28 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5882 times:

Allegiant has confirmed that there was a fire in the cargo hold of a flight headed from SBN to PGD. The flight made an emergency landing at FWA.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/20441463/...unta-gorda-makes-emergency-landing

[Edited 2012-12-28 11:50:03]

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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3756 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5767 times:

Quoting jdj (Thread starter):
The flight made an emergency landing at FWA.

Makes sense, as FWA is also served by G4, and all the gates there are shared-use. Just a few mouse clicks and a gate can be activated or switched at FWA.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineroswell41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 783 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5747 times:

In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

User currently onlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2453 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 2):
In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

Agreed. Looks like the routing from SBN to PGD often operates via FWA.

FWA FLM J43 VXV J43 ATL J43 PIE SRQ

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY959



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4602 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5466 times:

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 2):
In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

Exactly. In flight emergency like this you just take what airport you can that divert. FWA was just the nearest one and that is the only thing that matters here. Also shared use gates means nothing with a fire in flight as they are going to evac as soon as it stops on the ground.

Good to see everything turned out alright for the pax and crew.


User currently offlineatlengineer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 2):
In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

It also doesn't hurt that FWA has an 11,981 foot main runway (5/23).

ATLengineer


User currently offlinesuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days ago) and read 3488 times:

Quoting atlengineer (Reply 5):
It also doesn't hurt that FWA has an 11,981 foot main runway (5/23).

My thoughts as well.



Currently at PIE, requesting FWA >> >>
User currently offline3holer From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days ago) and read 3260 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):

Not a single one of those things matter when on fire. You land anywhere as fast as possible.


User currently offlinejdj From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 28 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

Just an update, Allegiant came back and said there was not a fire in the cargo hold.

Update from NBC-2 http://www.nbc-2.com/story/20441463/...unta-gorda-makes-emergency-landing


User currently offlinebristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

If the fire was caused by banned materials being carried in customer luggage would the airline seek compensation from that person?


Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3756 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

A replacement plane was sent from the BLI base.


"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Not that it matters but the photographer on the NBC 2 story is a friend of mine. He posted a picture on Facebook standing outside of PGD with his camera at 4 AM.

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 9):
If the fire was caused by banned materials being carried in customer luggage would the airline seek compensation from that person?

It is not worth an airline's trouble to seek compensation from passengers. If a passenger is convicted of a criminal act which led to the delay, diversion, etc - a civil judgement against the passenger might be useful for insurance purposes.

Very few passengers have available economic resources to compensate an airline for the costs in a diversion landing. Taking someone's home won't win the airline any friends.

Plus it is going to cost the airline at least a hundred thousand dollars to bring a lawsuit to trial - so adding a hundred thousand on top of what they have already incurred would likely be throwing good money in the trash.


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Quoting 3holer (Reply 7):
Not a single one of those things matter when on fire. You land anywhere as fast as possible.

   It's convenient for G4 and the passengers that the aircraft happened to divert to an existing station, but in case of fire, the pilots are always trained to land immediately at the nearest suitable airfield.


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