apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3653 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 63369 times:
Apparently this happened at the Gate in BOS. It is being reported that there was no crew on board and no passengers either. Makes me wonder if something happened during fueling where the plane was not properly bonded during the process or something.
BoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1106 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 63189 times:
Quoting AirlineCritic (Reply 4): We'll probably hear soon again how this is electrical arcing and not a real fire. Ok, fair enough. But I for one would like to know more about the electronics incidents, and what might be behind them.
Cue esoteric dictionary definitions of a fire.. I guarantee you that this was not repeat not a fire
AirlineCritic From Finland, joined Mar 2009, 623 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 61686 times:
Quoting BigSaabowski (Reply 18): WCVB-TV, quoting Boston Fire, is reporting that the fire is believed to be electrical.
In fairness, it is hard to know at this time. Need to wait for more information. But if the plane was empty when there was a fire, it might make it a bit less likely for the issue to be with cargo or luggage. They should have been unloaded by that time, and usually get loaded while the passengers are boarding.