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Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:25 pm

All passengers safely evacuated after fire from the cargo erupts. Plane appears to be a 737.

Source: https://twitter.com/JamaicaGleaner/status/653687046993760256/photo/1
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:42 pm

 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:45 pm

It looks like DL 9937 is the rescue flight.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...7/history/20151012/2130Z/KATL/MKJS

Quoting Mark2fly1034 (Reply 1):

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[Edited 2015-10-12 15:46:14]
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:50 pm

I love the photo of the two idiots standing on the wing, blocking the exits and posing for photos. Unbelievable!
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:51 pm

Looks like N387DA was the aircraft involved.
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:56 pm

A good friend is/was on that flight. Posted some photos from the terminal of the airplane. Delta graciously gave them a cold turkey sandwich to apologize for the inconvenience  
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:59 pm

When you hand the pilot the aux cord...
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:06 pm

Lucky for them it didn't happen after take off, it seems like such incidents take place on the ground more often than in-flight.

Quoting Mark2fly1034 (Reply 1):
747-800 as stated in the 11alive article.

On the bright side they didn't say Airbus 757 like my cousin once did! 
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:17 pm

Indication was a cargo hold fire according to sources on the flight.
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:23 pm

Quoting ah414211 (Reply 3):

I love the photo of the two idiots standing on the wing, blocking the exits and posing for photos. Unbelievable!

Look on the bright side- no suitcases! Just one guy has a backpack.
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:44 pm

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 2):

Instead of banging your head, have you considered that it might only be a typo?
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:47 pm

Was it just a warning light or an actual fire? I don't see any evidence of it in the photos.

Turkey sandwich is a good deal with no notice. You can't just manufacture 160 meals in Jamaica with no advance notice.Were you expecting an eight course catered dinner?

[Edited 2015-10-12 16:50:56]
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:57 pm

Quoting ah414211 (Reply 3):
I love the photo of the two idiots standing on the wing, blocking the exits and posing for photos. Unbelievable!

Are you certain they are posing? Or getting their balance?
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:59 pm

Quoting ah414211 (Reply 3):
I love the photo of the two idiots standing on the wing, blocking the exits and posing for photos. Unbelievable!

Posing...
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:17 am

Quoting 7673mech (Reply 12):

Are you certain they are posing? Or getting their balance?

It looks like the man and the woman are both looking in the same direction, with their arms outstretched in what looks like common "What the heck??" expressions. They both look like they're looking at the man in the orange shirt (or someone in front of him he is blocking). I'd say they're either motioning "Can you believe this?" to their friend on the ground, or maybe posing for a quick picture. Of course, it's not the best quality picture so only so many assumptions can be made, but honestly two idiot sun-seekers posing for a quick crazy facebook vacation pic on the wing of their Airbus 757 Jumbo-Plane wouldn't surprise me. To my eyes, they don't look like they're trying to get their balance.

[Edited 2015-10-12 17:17:20]
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:20 am

Even if it's just an indication with no real fire, you don't wait to find out! Nice job.
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:20 am

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 11):

I think they were expecting an uneventful on time trip to their destination.

Relax...

Just relaying what they were told by the crew.

[Edited 2015-10-12 17:21:40]
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:35 am

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 11):
Was it just a warning light or an actual fire? I don't see any evidence of it in the photos.

The article states "Delta said there was no fire present." So I'm guessing just an indicator light.

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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:03 am

I think the people on the wing are jesturing like how the hell do we get down from here. Exiting from the wing exit does not seem to be the smartest thing to do with the wheels down.
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:08 am

Quoting rlwynn (Reply 18):
I think the people on the wing are jesturing like how the hell do we get down from here. Exiting from the wing exit does not seem to be the smartest thing to do with the wheels down.

I'm pretty sure they're posing, but I don't blame them. Obviously the evacuation was completely unnecessary, so why not take a few extra moments, grab all your luggage inside the plane, and then take some photos for fun outside? It's not every day you get to do it.
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:30 am

Why do you write "Delta plane on fire" in the headline? Was the plane ever on fire???
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:55 am

Quoting Navigator (Reply 20):
Why do you write "Delta plane on fire" in the headline? Was the plane ever on fire???

In his original post he linked to the Twitter headline: "First photo: Passengers use emergency exits to get off Delta flight 304 after cargo on board caught fire on runway".

I don't think it's an unreasonable headline given the information he had received.

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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:02 am

Evac for a cargo fire indication without other confirmations?

Hmmmmmm.....

Let's see what other details are revealed.
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:23 pm

Quoting barney captain (Reply 22):
Evac for a cargo fire indication without other confirmations?

Hmmmmmm.....

Let's see what other details are revealed.

According to the letter from Delta each customer received on arrival into Atlanta:

"It was necessary to de-plane the aircraft via slide as a safety precaution due to a potential cargo hold fire our flight crew observed and then quickly extinguished."

"We will be crediting a refund for the full amount of your ticket for your flight on this trip."
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:56 pm

Quoting rlwynn (Reply 18):

I think the people on the wing are jesturing like how the hell do we get down from here.

I agree. Most people are probably expecting an inflatable slide even though the safety instructions (that no one reads but me) clearly shows that slide for the over the wing window exits is the flaps...
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:14 pm

Quoting ah414211 (Reply 3):
I love the photo of the two idiots standing on the wing, blocking the exits and posing for photos. Unbelievable!

It didn't take but three posts for somebody to start calling names. How on earth could one draw any conclusions from one picture probably taken at 1/1000 of a second?
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:53 pm

Delta's self-congratulatory promotions look dumber and dumber with each passing day.

 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:13 pm

Quoting IPFreely (Reply 26):

Delta's self-congratulatory promotions look dumber and dumber with each passing day.

Why?

DL runs an excellent operation -- get over it.
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:20 pm

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 11):
Turkey sandwich is a good deal with no notice.

Anything free is good.

If this were Ryanair or Spirit, the company would have pulled out each passenger's credit card number and charged an additional "emergency deplanement fee" or something like that.
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:33 pm

If the fire was in the cargo hold and not noticeable by the passengers in the cabin, this really highlights for me how important it is to evacuate quickly and as calmly as possible without bringing bags with you.

The reason I've heard so often on this site that it would be okay for THEM to get their bag is because they can assess the situation themselves and determine if the time it would take them to reach for their bags would likely cause harm to themselves.

In a situation like this DL plane though, it looks pretty clear that the passengers would have no way to observe first-hand why they were evacuating. If the underlying fire had been more severe, passengers waiting around to decide for themselves the direness of the situation could have led to significant harm.
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:45 pm

The bright side is that it was a 738. I really, really hate flying in those!
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:57 pm

So .... was there no fire at all?

Or was there a fire that was quickly extinguished?
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:58 pm

Quoting litz (Reply 31):
So .... was there no fire at all?

No fire, heat or smoke.

http://avherald.com/h?article=48dbdb20&opt=0
 
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RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:51 pm

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 6):
When you hand the pilot the aux cord...

I am probably the one one here that gets this, and I am dying. ded.

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