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Airplane Tire Fire Fighting....  
User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 681 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3316 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.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3303 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"
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3263 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.

Think of the brighter side!
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