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Airlander 10 ‘breaks in two’ and collapses at Cardington

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:52

The world’s longest aircraft has collapsed to the ground less than 24 hours after a successful test flight.

The Airlander 10 – a combination of a plane and an airship – was seen to “break in two” at an airfield in Bedfordshire, an eyewitness said. 

Owner Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd said it appeared the Airlander broke free from its mooring mast, triggering a safety system which deflates the aircraft.

Two people on the ground suffered minor injuries.

‘Minimises damage’

It was not flying and was not due to fly, Hybrid Air Vehicles said.

No one was on board, but a female member of staff suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A colleague also sustained minor injuries while dealing with the incident.

“The safety feature is to ensure our aircraft minimises any potential damage to its surroundings in these circumstances,” Hybrid Air Vehicles added.

“The aircraft is now deflated and secure on the edge of the airfield. The fuel and helium inside the Airlander have been made safe.

“We are testing a brand new type of aircraft and incidents of this nature can occur during this phase of development.

“We will assess the cause of the incident and the extent of repairs needed to the aircraft in the next few weeks.” 

On Friday, the Airlander took off at 15:11 GMT and landed at 16:18 GMT at Cardington Airfield.

Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd had said it was now in the “next phase of extended test flights”.

It will soon “fly higher, faster, further and longer”, the company said.

In August 2016 the aircraft crash-landed after climbing to an excessive height because its mooring line became caught on power cables.

The 302ft (92m) long aircraft nosedived after the test flight at Cardington. No one was injured.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the line was hanging free after a first landing attempt had failed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-42037832

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RMAF aircraft makes emergency landing at Labuan airport

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:49

LABUAN: A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) transport aircraft was forced to make an emergency belly landing at the airport here on Saturday.

A statement from the RMAF said the pilots and crew of the C130 Hercules transport aircraft were not hurt in the 5.30pm incident.

It said that the aircraft experienced landing gear problems and was forced to land without its gear.

RMAF said the aircraft circled for six hours to burn fuel before making the emergency landing safely at 5.15pm.

The statement did not disclose the number of people on board or the origin of the flight.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/11/18/rmaf-aircraft-makes-emergency-landing-in-labuan/#ACzTxTL2zkSMC514.99

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Early video from Tulsa, OK house fire

Statter 911 - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:18

Vacant house on North Main Street

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Early video from Long Island house fire

Statter 911 - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 22:52

Fire in Holbrook early Sunday.

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FIRE TRUCK FIRE IN NY

Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 22:27

Not a lot of details to go along with these photos but obviously not a good day…

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Video: Evac order at Detroit house fire

Statter 911 - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:27

Fire at Wheeler and Central

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ME FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS HEART ATTACK AT FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:57

A fire in an apartment complex late Wednesday morning displaced two dozen residents.

The cause of the fire at Liberty Commons on Westbrook Street wasn’t immediately known and there were no reports of injuries among tenants, although one firefighter was hospitalized after suffering a medical condition at the scene.

The fire began in a top-floor apartment in one of the buildings of the complex in the city’s Brick Hill area.

It appears to have started on the deck of one of the apartments and spread into the attic area above two of the units, said South Portland Deputy Chief Phil Selberg. The state Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate, he said.

Fire damage was confined to the two units, Selberg said, but there was water damage throughout the building.

One firefighter suffered a medical emergency during the fire, he said, and was taken to a hospital. Selberg said he didn’t know the firefighter’s condition as of 3 p.m., but the situation was not considered life-threatening. All the tenants and pets were accounted for, he said.

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3 INDY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT VACANT HOUSE FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:04

Three firefighters were injured while battling a house fire on the near west side.

A home in the 200 block of South Warman Avenue caught fire. Flames and smoke were seen coming from the building.

According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, the call came in around 6 a.m. One firefighter fell from the second floor into the basement while a second fell from the first floor into the basement.

A third firefighter was hit in the head, knocking off his helmet and mask. Battalion Chief Rita Reith said all three firefighters were taken to area hospitals as a precaution.

The home was vacant. Crews have the fire under control and were working to put out hot spots, Reith said.

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Funding threatened over NC fire department’s Confederate flag

Statter 911 - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:23

Order comes as community rally against flag is scheduled this weekend

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Raw video: Multi-alarm fire & MCI at Pennsylvania senior complex

Statter 911 - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:23

Many injured in fire Thursday night in West Chester

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CIVILIANS RESCUED, FIREFIGHTERS BURNED AT MD FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:05

A mother and her son are in critical condition after a house fire Wednesday afternoon in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Fire officials say the victims were taken to an area hospital, and two firefighters are receiving treatment for burns to their ears at a burn unit.

Neighbors say a witness heard the man, who lives in the house, scream from inside of the home.

When neighbors attempted to rescue the man and woman from the residence, the flames and smoke were so strong it pushed them backward, according to ABC7’s Stephen Tschida.

 

 

Tschida learned from the victims neighbors that the son was the primary caregiver for his mother.

Firefighters removed both victims from a home in the 5200 block of Lorraine Drive.

 

 

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Pre-arrival video from Maryland house fire that killed two

Statter 911 - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:06

PGFD respond to Wednesday fire on Lorraine Drive

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Deputy sheriff takes selfie with unconscious woman

Statter 911 - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:02

Knox County, Kentucky deputy sheriff has resigned

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2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED, LADDER TRUCK DESTROYED AT ST. LOUIS FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:14

A warehouse in the Botanical Heights neighborhood partially collapsed as St. Louis fire crews were battling a five-alarm fire Wednesday.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., firefighters reported a partial collapse of the Park Warehouse Service building in the 3900 block of Park Avenue, where at least 80 firefighters were working to extinguish a blaze that began more than an hour earlier.

A fire department pumper truck was damaged when a portion of the building collapsed, according to officials.

According to fire officials, plastics in the basement of the warehouse caught fire. Officials said they were concerned because there were pallets of magnesium in the basement. A hazmat team was called to the area because of the magnesium but it was believed the fire has not reached the pallets.

Just after 10:45 a.m., fire officials reported that a worker was transported urgently due to smoke inhalation.

A firefighter on the scene told News 4 two firefighters were transported from the scene. One of the firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and it is currently unknown what injuries the other sustained. The official said the injuries are not believed to be serious.

Capt. Garon Mosby told News 4 there was no immediate threat to surrounding buildings.

Other details regarding the fire have not been released.

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SC FIRE CHIEF & CITY MANAGER INDICTED AFTER EXPOSING FIREFIGHTERS TO ASBESTOS

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:11

A Marion County grand jury has handed down indictments against the Marion fire chief and the city administrator, alleging they knew the Marion Fire Department building contained asbestos and allowed staff, volunteers and community members to come inside.

According to court documents filed earlier this month, city administrator and building inspector Alan Thomas Ammons and fire chief  Ralph Walton Cooper III were each indicted on charges of misconduct in office, conspiracy to violate the Pollution Control Act and violation of the Pollution Control Act.

Ammons and Cooper are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Marion County, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.

The indictments allege the two “did willfully and unlawfully commit misconduct” while in public office “by acts and omissions of malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance” by allowing people into the fire department building despite reportedly knowing  the building contained asbestos.

This allegedly happened between Feb.  1 and May 1 of this year, the indictments state.

Both are also accused of allowing asbestos waste to be “discharged into the environment.”

Ashley Brady, mayor of Marion, released the following statement:

“The city of Marion is aware of the indictments against two of its employees. We are monitoring the situation and are in the process of determining what action, if any, needs to be taken against them by the city of Marion. However, because this is a personnel matter, there will be no further comment until their charges are resolved through the legal process.”

WMBF News reached out in person to both Cooper and Ammons. They said they had no comment, but that their lawyers would speak for them.

“I have looked into the matter and I’m convinced that the indictments here were ill advised and that my client has participated in no criminal conduct,” Morgan Martin, Cooper’s attorney, said. “And I believe that a thorough review of all the facts surrounding this will establish that.”

 

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