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Delta 737-800 fire at JFK?

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:20 am

I heard that a DL 737-800 caught fire while parked over night. The damage was cockpit area anyone heard this
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:47 am

Yes aircraft is N395DN. The incident happened on the early morning hours of November 1st. The fire was below the cockpit area and burned through the fuselage but was quickly put out.

Images here:
https://twitter.com/PAPBA911/status/793483305312190464
https://twitter.com/PAPBA911/status/793515763013410816
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:30 am

asuflyer wrote:


Amazing photo, the cockpit looks like a ghost town.
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:06 pm

Apparently the fire started in the Avionics Bay, during an A-Check.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:17 pm

asuflyer wrote:
Apparently the fire started in the Avionics Bay, during an A-Check.


Just about anything burning up in there is going to be expensive to repair. Extrapolating from April data, she had around 47,000 hours on her and 24,000 cycles. Since nobody was hurt, time to cue the "will it be repaired" squad.
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:23 pm

Wow, that's not a good place for a fire. Good thing it happened on the ground. Wonder how that started.

Must be serious damage to have it burn through the fuselage.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:44 pm

What is up with these fires? At least DL just got some 738s from GOL.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:58 pm

Spacepope wrote:
Since nobody was hurt, time to cue the "will it be repaired" squad.


... and the obligatory 'it will buff out' post too.
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:59 pm

Revelation wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
Since nobody was hurt, time to cue the "will it be repaired" squad.


... and the obligatory 'it will buff out' post too.



Nope - it will need some speed tape!

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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:42 pm

The cockpit photo is amazing. Quite a bit of soot. Looks like if it haven't been flown in 25 years ;-) . Or alternatively, a volcano went off inside the cockpit.

I would be interested if this will be repaired or that it is a write off.
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:49 pm

Dutchy wrote:
The cockpit photo is amazing. Quite a bit of soot. Looks like if it haven't been flown in 25 years ;-) . Or alternatively, a volcano went off inside the cockpit.

I don't think that is soot. I think that is mostly the discharge from the Purple-K fire extinguisher apparently used.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:55 pm

Polot wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
The cockpit photo is amazing. Quite a bit of soot. Looks like if it haven't been flown in 25 years ;-) . Or alternatively, a volcano went off inside the cockpit.

I don't think that is soot. I think that is mostly the discharge from the Purple-K fire extinguisher apparently used.


Might be.

But I think the captain will get a new seat at last :-)
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:24 pm

asuflyer wrote:
Yes aircraft is N395DN. The incident happened on the early morning hours of November 1st. The fire was below the cockpit area and burned through the fuselage but was quickly put out.

Images here:
https://twitter.com/PAPBA911/status/793483305312190464
https://twitter.com/PAPBA911/status/793515763013410816

How does PAPBA have authority to post these pics? Especially the interior pic?

I can't imagine Delta being too happy about this.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:01 pm

Another photo shows the fire came out of the GPU door:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMRg7UFjIj_/
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:06 pm

71Zulu wrote:
asuflyer wrote:
Yes aircraft is N395DN. The incident happened on the early morning hours of November 1st. The fire was below the cockpit area and burned through the fuselage but was quickly put out.

Images here:
https://twitter.com/PAPBA911/status/793483305312190464
https://twitter.com/PAPBA911/status/793515763013410816

How does PAPBA have authority to post these pics? Especially the interior pic?

I can't imagine Delta being too happy about this.


take a chill pill, relax. There is nothing THAT revealing about those pics.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:19 pm

ooooh... gpu. i have seen a faulty gpu fry an A321 once. those things can be dangerous if the plugs are worn down.
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:33 pm

Are A-Checks performed at Terminal 2 at night when the terminal is closed?
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:46 pm

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Are A-Checks performed at Terminal 2 at night when the terminal is closed?

Line MTC does a lot of work overnight at the terminal gates. No reason to move the plane to a remote site just to change a few filters and do some check out items.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:29 pm

jumbojet wrote:
take a chill pill, relax. There is nothing THAT revealing about those pics.


Contrary to the belief of this board, damage pictures are not the public's business particularly of areas not externally visible. Then there is the issue about private matters being shared publicly without the carrier's consent.....
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:30 pm

I think a duster will do the trick :)
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:41 pm

Wacker1000 wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
take a chill pill, relax. There is nothing THAT revealing about those pics.


Contrary to the belief of this board, damage pictures are not the public's business particularly of areas not externally visible. Then there is the issue about private matters being shared publicly without the carrier's consent.....


OK tough guy. Some of us actually do business with the PANYNJ and the fire marshall (in particular) at JFK. Go right ahead and tell them what they did was wrong...see how far it gets you. Sheesh :roll:

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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:07 am

I wonder why the Police Benevolent Association is putting out the pics and not the Port Authority itself?
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:28 am

KTPAFlyer wrote:
I think a duster will do the trick :)


A shop vac with a HEPA filter maybe. ;)
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:38 am

Wacker1000 wrote:
Then there is the issue about private matters being shared publicly without the carrier's consent.....


Settle down. They were doing maintenance on a plane parked outdoors, at a gate, at a major airport. If privacy was a concern mechanics would tow their planes to company-owned hangers and close the doors before lighting them on fire.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:58 am

it looks like ground power cord shorted out causing the fire. seen it happen several times at united
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:23 am

Pellegrine wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
I think a duster will do the trick :)


A shop vac with a HEPA filter maybe. ;)


Might be a job for a Dyson....

Yes, and maybe the captain will get a new seat - pretty noticeable :(
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:42 pm

I think they'll try to put that plane back in service if possible. They need aircraft in that 160 seat capacity and if it makes financial sense to repair it they will do it.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:54 pm

that's gonna be a heckuva repair ... even worse if EE equipment/wiring is damaged ...

Delta does, at least, have hangar space at JFK to effect repairs.
 
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:45 pm

If it does come back on the line I'll bet it'll get a name like, "Sparky" or "Smoky the Bear." LOL
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Re: Delta 737-800 fire at JFK ???

Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:17 pm

Thought I'd post a little update since this inycident came into mind again, looks like the aircraft is back in service.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n395dn

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