Loggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 669 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2815 times:
A certain airline has been asking pilot applicants this question....
One of your main aircraft tires is on fire. How should you go about fighting this fire?
Points of interest include... should the pilot even attempt to fight this fire themselves? if they do, what kind of extinguisher should be used? what area of the tire should the extinguisher be pointed at?
Any other comments welcome.
There are 3 types of people in this world, those that can count, and those that can't.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
The answer is No. If a passanger flight, make sure everyone gets away from the plane, do not get anywhere near the tires or the plane itself and wait for the professional fire fighters to arrive. No loss of life is worth even trying....
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31775 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2762 times:
The Pilots job is to Fly the Aircraft not Fire Fight.Leave that to the Experts.Top Priority is get the Aircraft Evacuated as fast as possible.
Keep people away from the Hot Wheel.
Normally Chemical Dry powder Fire Extinguisher is used.