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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 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5923 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, 3768 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5808 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, 788 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5788 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 offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5705 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, 4605 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5507 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 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5334 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 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3529 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 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3301 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 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3084 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, 2302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3039 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, 3768 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2624 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 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2370 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 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2274 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, 3392 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2008 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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