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Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:42 pm

Allegiant has confirmed that there was a fire in the cargo hold of a flight headed from SBN to PGD. The flight made an emergency landing at FWA.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/20441463/...unta-gorda-makes-emergency-landing

[Edited 2012-12-28 11:50:03]
 
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:01 pm

Quoting jdj (Thread starter):
The flight made an emergency landing at FWA.

Makes sense, as FWA is also served by G4, and all the gates there are shared-use. Just a few mouse clicks and a gate can be activated or switched at FWA.
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:05 pm

In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.
 
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:13 pm

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 2):
In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

Agreed. Looks like the routing from SBN to PGD often operates via FWA.

FWA FLM J43 VXV J43 ATL J43 PIE SRQ

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY959
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:00 pm

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 2):
In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

Exactly. In flight emergency like this you just take what airport you can that divert. FWA was just the nearest one and that is the only thing that matters here. Also shared use gates means nothing with a fire in flight as they are going to evac as soon as it stops on the ground.

Good to see everything turned out alright for the pax and crew.
 
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:32 pm

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 2):
In a situation like that (inflight fire), whether an airport is a company station is of little concern. FWA was probably the nearest suitable airport and just happens to be a G4 station. An inflight fire in the cabin or cargo hold is probably the emergency most pilots would least prefer.

It also doesn't hurt that FWA has an 11,981 foot main runway (5/23).

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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:51 pm

Quoting atlengineer (Reply 5):
It also doesn't hurt that FWA has an 11,981 foot main runway (5/23).

My thoughts as well.
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:12 pm

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):

Not a single one of those things matter when on fire. You land anywhere as fast as possible.
 
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:35 pm

Just an update, Allegiant came back and said there was not a fire in the cargo hold.

Update from NBC-2 http://www.nbc-2.com/story/20441463/...unta-gorda-makes-emergency-landing
 
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:38 pm

If the fire was caused by banned materials being carried in customer luggage would the airline seek compensation from that person?
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:32 pm

A replacement plane was sent from the BLI base.
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:38 pm

Not that it matters but the photographer on the NBC 2 story is a friend of mine. He posted a picture on Facebook standing outside of PGD with his camera at 4 AM.
 
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:22 pm

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 9):
If the fire was caused by banned materials being carried in customer luggage would the airline seek compensation from that person?

It is not worth an airline's trouble to seek compensation from passengers. If a passenger is convicted of a criminal act which led to the delay, diversion, etc - a civil judgement against the passenger might be useful for insurance purposes.

Very few passengers have available economic resources to compensate an airline for the costs in a diversion landing. Taking someone's home won't win the airline any friends.

Plus it is going to cost the airline at least a hundred thousand dollars to bring a lawsuit to trial - so adding a hundred thousand on top of what they have already incurred would likely be throwing good money in the trash.
 
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RE: Cargo Hold Fire On Allegiant SBN To PGD

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:20 am

Quoting 3holer (Reply 7):
Not a single one of those things matter when on fire. You land anywhere as fast as possible.

   It's convenient for G4 and the passengers that the aircraft happened to divert to an existing station, but in case of fire, the pilots are always trained to land immediately at the nearest suitable airfield.