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Luckly  he was close  to  a  airport to land, hate  to think  what would  have happened  if  it  were further out  to sea

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Remain on the plane when it's on fire?  ...Waited 5 minutes... Lucky, there wasn't an explosion or that black smoke filling the cabin.

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Tough old bird that 777, glad to hear everyone is fine

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Luckly he was close to a airport to land, hate to think what would have happened if it were further out to sea

Probably the same. As it appears the fire started after the plane touched down and came to a halt. The the oil/fuel isn't carried away by the airstream and gets ignited by the hot engine parts.

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Remain on the plane when it's on fire?  ...Waited 5 minutes... Lucky, there wasn't an explosion or that black smoke filling the cabin.

 

Nothing wrong with that..the pilot of QF32 did the same...there was fuel pouring outside and a liquid fire out of control. Emergency services were in attendance so it is decided the passengers are far safer inside the aircraft than wondering about a fuel fire.

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Yeah saw that, a bunch of armchair experts. The Fire Services were on the spot and hosing the fire within seconds. Same as wth QF32, the fire chief would have been in contact with the crew and advised the situation.

 

The crew then made an assessment based on this information and turned out to be spot on. Good example of teamwork.

 

What people tend to forget is that what you see in movies hardly ever occurs in real life. There are no massive explosions as soon as a tank is ruptured.

 

The BAW 777 is Las Vegas suffered a violent failure which punctured tanks, you have unknown impact damage and that is a different story. This 777 had a leak, and fire fighting equipment was on the spot as soon as it landed.

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What people tend to forget is that what you see in movies hardly ever occurs in real life. There are no massive explosions as soon as a tank is ruptured

 

Mr. Reynolds,

 

Are you a real world pilot, and if so have you ever been in an aircraft fire?

 

blaustern

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Mr. Reynolds,

 

Are you a real world pilot, and if so have you ever been in an aircraft fire?

 

blaustern

Indeed I was a real world pilot, was also witness in an accident where a 727 blew an engine on takeoff a few hundred meters from me and I watched the emergency landing, evacuation and the crash of a Fire tender into an uncharted ditch on the side of the taxiway injuring the occupants.

 

I also participated in 2 emergency response exercises involving accidents with a Saab340 and a B737 to test emergency response and casualty treatment.

 

How about you?

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What people tend to forget is that what you see in movies hardly ever occurs in real life. There are no massive explosions as soon as a tank is ruptured.

That's true, just like with automobiles. An empty or almost empty tank is far more prone to exploding than a full tank. The fuel itself is usually a slow, lingering burn, but an empty or near empty tank filled with vapor is more prone to explode should there be a spark or extreme heat.

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How about you?

 

I am a commercial (ATP) and military pilot. 

 

blaustern 

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Aviation travel is the safest method of travel. When examined, the amount of aircraft that depart and land each day, compared to the number of accidents reported is minute.

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