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YX Engine Fire In MKE

Mon May 24, 2004 12:02 pm

As of 2130 local:

Mitchell International Airport 5800 S howell av Milwaukee Alert 3 aircraft N810ME with a fire in the tail engine located by the Midwest Airlines hanger county FD on scene mutual aid 128th air guard & 440th airforce reserve

No further info at this time.

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RE: YX Engine Fire In MKE

Mon May 24, 2004 12:09 pm

>>>with a fire in the tail engine

Well, -that- narrows it down...  Big grin

Was this an aircraft in maintenance or parked, or one that was on a scheduled flight when the problem occurred?
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RE: YX Engine Fire In MKE

Mon May 24, 2004 12:15 pm

Engine fire in a modern commercial airliner=not THAT big of an inflight emergency (read: not newsworthy). Sure it makes ARFF happy and makes for a pretty red flashing light show on the ground with all the trucks rolling out, but unless the fire can't be put out in the air, it's not that big of a deal. It could be a relatively minor thing. No worries.
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RE: YX Engine Fire In MKE

Mon May 24, 2004 12:23 pm

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RE: YX Engine Fire In MKE

Mon May 24, 2004 12:34 pm

I checked webcam in MKE it is hard to see I can see some red lights a lot surrounding right now.

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YX Fire

Mon May 24, 2004 2:50 pm

We heard about it over in MSN tonight!!! LOL. 7 YX diversions and 2 AW diversions.

1 - Boeing 717
2 - Beech 1900
4 - Dornier 328Jets

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2 - CRJ

What a great night! I heard that the entire airport was closed for a while due to weather too! Somehow, MSN got lucky and all the storms formed over the East side of the airport and we had a mostly sunny day on the field! Of course, our whole crew had never seen a tornado until this evening either. Had an F0 form about 4 miles north of the field.
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RE: YX Engine Fire In MKE

Tue May 25, 2004 5:40 am

any more information about this incident?
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