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Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:07 pm
by Avi8r747
Just got a report of a fuel tank on fire at BOS. Boston fire transmitting a second alarm. Will provide source as soon as it becomes available

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:19 pm
by kenanc

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:22 pm
by GSPSPOT
Whew! Could have been a terrible tragedy! Wonder how long the fuel system will be down?

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:25 pm
by Avi8r747
Quoting KenanC (Reply 1):

Beat me to it. Glad to know it wasn't worse!

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:07 pm
by airportugal310
Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 2):
Wonder how long the fuel system will be down?

According to an advisory sent to the airlines:

The fire has been contained but the fuel system has been shut down for further investigation by fire department. As a result of the hydrant system shutdown, there is no fuel available at BOS until further notice. ...Recommend that any flights for the rest of the day and first flights in the morning plan on no fuel being available.

[Edited 2013-09-17 16:08:11]

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:12 pm
by bhmdiversion
NAV CANADA ADVZY 011 INFO FOR AIRCRAFT ARRIVING BOSTON LOGAN AIRPORT

FUEL FARM FIRE NO FUEL AVAILABLE TO POSSIBLY TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

Pics from Boston CBS channel website


RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:31 pm
by jcarv
Flights are departing to nearby airports to fuel: PVD, BDL, MHT, SWF, PHL, ISP, ROC. I see flight plans departing or departed for these cities for fuel.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:42 pm
by DeltaB717
Is this the reason BA203 LHR-BOS diverted to BDL then?

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:49 pm
by globetrotter29
Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 7):

Yes. We also got DHL 424.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:22 am
by chrisnh
Manchester got FedEx 555 (MD-11) and a Virgin America A320...so far.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:26 am
by MesaFlyGuy
I have a friend flying JFK-BOS-AMS-JRO tomorrow. I just texted her letting her know that her AMS flight may be affected. Hope it won;t but better safe than sorry.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:42 am
by freakyrat
A Delta flight 349 just left BOS for MSP and will be making a fuel stop in SYR.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:07 am
by chrisnh
IceAir's sole 757-300 is in Manchester now, too.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:43 am
by DeltaB717
Quoting freakyrat (Reply 11):
A Delta flight 349 just left BOS for MSP and will be making a fuel stop in SYR.

DL243 BOS-CDG also went out via BDL

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:34 am
by pwm2txlhopper
We got a lot of flights up to Maine from BOS to refuel last night. Before I saw this thread, I almost thought there was a Flightaware glitch.

PWM had five B6 flights come through.

FLT 687 to LAX
1209 to JAX
777 to LAS
993 to DEN
487 to SEA

BGR saw..

BAW202 to LHR
DLH421 to FRA
EIN138 to DUB
DLH425 to MUC
EIN136 to DUB
BAW214 to LHR
SWR52 from ZHR to BOS
BAW239 from LHR to BOS
BAW215 From LHR to BOS
DLH420 from FRA to BOS

And PSM even had diversions. First time I've ever seen scheduled diversions to Pease.

JBU321 to PBI diverted PSM
BAW212 to LHR diverted to PSM
Atlas Air 188 to CVG diverted to PSM

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:01 am
by chrisnh
Last one in and out of Manchester was a SATA A310. I know these planes came in from Boston, but not sure if they went back there afterward...or just continued to their destinations. UA 737-800 went to LAX and a Virgin A320 went to SFO from Manchester; not sure of IceAir or SATA.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:48 pm
by DeltaB717
If they were taking off from BOS they would've continued to their destinations. No reason to backtrack to BOS, especially as the diversions are to take on fuel.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:14 pm
by vv701
Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 7):
Is this the reason BA203 LHR-BOS diverted to BDL then?

Well yes and then no!

BA203 (LHR-BOS) operated by 744 G-CIVE was diverted to BDL as there was a capacity restriction at BOS because of the fire. 'VE later completed its flight by operating BDL-BOS. But it had not refuelled at BDL for the return flight to LHR. So when it later operated the return BOS-LHR flight it diverted to BGR to refuel for the trans-Atlantic flight.

So "yes". It diverted to BDL because of the BOS fuel fire. But "no". It did not divert to BDL to refuel. It refuelled at BGR.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:47 pm
by boeingguy26
Is the fuel plant back in operation?

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:45 pm
by Avi8r747
As of this morning, BOS is back into normal operations. The faulty pump was bypassed and the pressureized system back online.


http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/l...esumes-normal-schedule-after-fire/

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:07 pm
by airbazar
Quoting VV701 (Reply 17):
So "yes". It diverted to BDL because of the BOS fuel fire. But "no". It did not divert to BDL to refuel. It refuelled at BGR.

Interesting. Why not refuel at BDL and avoid the later stop in BGR? Would that put it at above its MLW?

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:11 pm
by bkflyguy
Did the Dreamliner team design the BOS fuel system as well?   

I kid, I kid. Glad the firefighters were not injured and everything is back to normal.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:55 pm
by jcarv
Iceair and SATA both ferried to MHT empty and then back to BOS to operate flight.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:08 am
by alphaomega
Quoting jcarv (Reply 22):

Some of the internationals such as Icelandair ferried BOS-MHT-BOS as they could only get enough fuel at BOS to go empty and not very far, so it was time consuming but the only option to get out of BOS. Just 1 of many interesting maneuvers last night!

VS12, AF337, and IB6166 canx, mainly as they were on the ground when the fire happened and by the time a plan B was organized the crew was out of time for an outbound fuel stop, and were parked on runway 15R overnight.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:44 am
by vv701
Quoting airbazar (Reply 20):
Interesting. Why not refuel at BDL and avoid the later stop in BGR?

Because it would have been to heavy to land at BOS with sufficient fuel to fly BDL-BOS-LHR?

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:49 am
by chrisnh
Bangor got some additional stops (BA 744s, Aer Lingus A333s) yesterday, possibly because fuel is dirt cheap there.

RE: Fuel Fire At BOS

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:53 am
by Revelation
Quoting chrisnh (Reply 25):
Bangor got some additional stops (BA 744s, Aer Lingus A333s) yesterday, possibly because fuel is dirt cheap there.

Yep, potatoes too! Perhaps they made some extra cash hauling some spuds to Britain?