777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
According to la Repubblica, the control tower sounded the crash alarm 10 minutes after a SAS MD-87 and a Citation jet collided on the Milan-Linate runway, October 2001. Fire fighters reportedly reached the scene 31 minutes after the collision. (la Repubblica)
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
I think that was the time before they reached the Citation. The firefighters apparently saw the flames after the crash but weren't allowed to dispatch without the being told to by the tower, and the tower didn't see anything...
Anton P. From Sweden, joined Nov 1999, 90 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1438 times:
Maybe not full 30 minutes but I have heard atleast 11 mins until the firefighters were allowed to move on the tarmac towards the accident.
We are talking 11 minutes...and more than 100 people in a burning plane!
All due to the hierarki at Linate...The fire fighters MUST have clearance from ATC to move!