Aeromedical/Aviation

Today is Monday the 18th of June, 2018

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 7 min ago

Here are the stories to start the new week…

Be safe out there!

Tom

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Fox Lake pilot injured in plane crash at Galt Airport

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 9 min ago

Pilot, 15-year-old passenger aboard aircraft that crashed at Galt Airport

By BRITTANY KEEPERMAN

A 42-year-old pilot from Fox Lake was injured in a plane crash Saturday morning.

The man and a 15-year-old from Plainfield were on a plane that crashed at Galt Airport in unincorporated Greenwood, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s office.

The pilot was taken by Flight for Life to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville with injuries that were not life-threatening. The passenger was checked by emergency medical staff on scene and released, police said.

It’s unknown why the twin-engine Air Cam aircraft crashed, FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro said in an email. He said the plane crashed during takeoff, and the FAA’s investigation of the crash could take a few weeks.

The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District, Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District, Woodstock Fire Rescue District, Mercy Health Field Physician and police were called to the scene at 10:36 a.m., according to the release.

The fixed-wing, multi-engine Johnson Air Cam that crashed is registered to Two If By Sea LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, according to FAA records.

The airport was hosting its annual Barnstormer’s Day 2018 Fly-in and Drive-in when the crash occurred. The event features an old-style fly-in with a pancake breakfast, displays of vintage aircraft and more.

Crystal Lake resident Travis Patenaude had been at the event taking photos and was in the parking area when the crash occurred. He went back to see what had happened.

“From what I heard, the plane had lifted off and either the wind caught it or it tried to bank and hit some bushes along the side of the runway and started to cartwheel,” he said. “It’s supposed to be a nice event with all the old-style planes and things. I was taking pictures at end of runway all morning, and when I went to switch lenses, that is when the plane crashed.”

Gait Airport is a private airport that offer hangars, aircraft maintenance, a flight school and discovery flights, according to its website.

http://www.nwherald.com/2018/06/16/fox-lake-pilot-injured-in-plane-crash-at-galt-airport/ax531yn/

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Plane takes an emergency landing in East Hartford

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 11 min ago

By Rebecca Cashman

EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) –

Officials said a plane took an emergency landing near Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford on Saturday.

Officials said the plane landed just after 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Two people were on board during the incident, and officials said neither individual suffered any injuries.

East Hartford Police Lieutenant Litwin told Channel 3 that the operators said the engine lost power en route to Massachusetts.

Lieutenant Litwin said the pilot took advantage of the runaway near Pratt and Whitney and came to a landing, and ultimately slid into the grass at the end of the runaway.

The East Hartford Fire Department is in charge of the scene and has notified the FAA.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/38440052/plane-takes-an-emergency-landing-in-east-hartford

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Small Plane Crash Lands in Baxter County Sunday Morning

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 12 min ago

By: Ben Gilber

BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. – A small single engine aircraft crash-landed at the Gaston’s Fly-In Landing Strip on Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

On board were three people, all from out of state. The co-pilot reported he sustained a minor injury. Neither the pilot nor the passenger were injured.

The pilot, Eric Neff, stated he was doing a fly over at Gaston’s to check the condition of the landing strip. The engine lost power after attempting to bank. Neff said he attempted to land on the field, but saw pedestrians were walking across the landing strip in the path of the plane.

The plane ultimately came down and landed on its belly in a hay field near the landing strip. The aircraft was a 1996 A-36 model single engine fixed-wing registered to Flygare LLC of Norfolk, Virginia.

The incident was referred to the FAA for investigation.

http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/small-plane-crash-lands-in-baxter-county-sunday-morning/1246232307

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Helicopter crashes after hitting power lines in Orondo

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 14 min ago

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. –

Fire crews from Orondo and Chelan, along with Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a helicopter crash in the area of Cascade Foothills in Orondo, about four miles south of Beebe Bridge.

When crews arrived they found a helicopter in the orchard sitting upright. The helicopter had heavy damage to the tail section and burn damage through the shell of the aircraft from impact with the high-tension electrical power lines.

The pilot told investigators she struck the high voltage power lines causing damage to the helicopter and bringing it to the ground. The high-tension power lines were broken and down on the ground.

Firefighters say the helicopter was in the area controlling moisture on cherry trees to prevent cherry damage from overnight rains. Cherries absorb moisture then split when exposed to warming sunlight.

There were no injuries, but there was damage to the orchard, power lines, and the helicopter. The crash caused a widespread power outage as well.

http://www.khq.com/story/38442612/helicopter-crashes-after-hitting-power-lines-in-orondo

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Three Injured, Dog Missing in Erath County Plane Crash

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 15 min ago

The plane was headed from Dublin, Texas to Colorado

By Cody Lillich

Three people were taken to various hospitals after an airplane went down in Erath County.

The crash happened at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday near the Erath/Eastland County line.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Cessna C210 crashed in the rural area after taking off from the airport in the town of Dublin and heading to Centennial Airport near Denver.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Dub Gillum said the plane stalled and tried to land in a sandy field between County Roads 360 and 362 when a wheel became stuck in the sand and the plane flipped.

The pilot reportedly went to seek help and was missing for a while before being located by first responders.

The pilot, identified as Russell Riggs, 62 of Sedalia, Colorado, was taken by ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital for observation.

Two female passengers, both from Colorado, were taken by medical helicopter to a Fort Worth Hospital.

The group had a dog on board the plane that remains missing following the crash. Sgt. Gillum said the missing dog is a boxer named Gizmo, described as being light brown with a white patch. It is believed Gizmo ran from the scene of the crash.

The Texas Department of Public Safety secured the crash scene while FAA investigators respond to investigate.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Three-Injured-in-Erath-County-Plane-Crash-485777111.html

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Plane crash in New Kent County sends man to the hospital

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 17 min ago

By: Gretchen Ross

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) –  Virginia State Police is investigating a plane crash in New Kent County. 

Troopers responded to 7050 Airport Road around 4:03 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

VSP said Cornelius Obrien, 61, of Mechanicsville, Va., was piloting a Cessna 172D single engine aircraft when he was trying to take off.

The plane was in the air for moments before it crashed into the woods.

Obrien was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Mechanical issues are being considered a factor into the cause of the crash.

The FAA and the NTSB have been notified.

The crash remains under investigation.

http://www.wric.com/news/local-news/plane-crash-in-new-kent-county-sends-man-to-the-hospital/1243840809

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Authorities: 2 dead in small plane crash on California road

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 19 min ago

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 

HESPERIA, Calif. — Authorities say two people are dead after a plane crashed Friday just south of a Southern California airport.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Hesperia Police say the plane crashed on a road and was on fire when deputies and first responders arrived shortly after 5 p.m. The plane crashed near the Hesperia Airport.

FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro tells The Daily Press that the plane was a Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft.

Authorities say a vehicle traveling on the road was struck and damaged by debris from the crash, but no one inside was injured.

Details on the plane’s departure site or its destination were unknown.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Hesperia is a high desert city about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of downtown San Bernardino.

http://triblive.com/usworld/world/13766966-74/authorities-2-dead-in-small-plane-crash-on-california-road

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Central Texas men killed in plane crash northwest of Abilene

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 22 min ago

By: Alyssa Goard and Rosemond Crown – Associated Press

ROTAN, Texas (KXAN/AP) — An Austin man and a Burnet man died after a plane crash in Fisher County outside Rotan Friday afternoon. The two were on an aerial photography mission in west Texas, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the single-engine Cessna 172N plane struck power lines before crashing into the bottom of a canyon on a ranch northwest of Abilene.

The crash killed 33-year-old Dallas Lee McMahon of Austin and 38-year-old Jay Robert Leibson of Burnet. DPS said both men died at the scene. Their loved ones said they both died doing the work they loved: taking photos from the sky.

The bodies of both men were taken to Weathersby Funeral Home in Rotan, DPS said.

Fisher County Sheriff Alan Arnwine said it took authorities on an all-terrain vehicle nearly two hours to reach the site in a rugged area.

NTSB confirmed Leibson and McMahon’s plane departed from the airport in Spicewood, Texas, then landed safely and as planned in Midland. After the airplane departed from Midland, it flew up over Lubbock to get aerial photos. The plane was headed on its way back to Spicewood when it crashed near Rotan, about 100 miles southeast of Lubbock. Peter Knudson with the NTSB explained the plane struck powerlines that were 100 feet off the ground, coming to rest on steep, rugged terrain where it is still sitting. Knudson explained it will take work to remove the plane from that location, a task that is up to the insurance company to complete.

DPS reported that Leibson was the passenger and McMahon was the pilot when the plane crashed, but Leibson’s father Mark Leibson told KXAN that didn’t sound right, he believed that Jay was the pilot and the one who was always flying the plane while Dallas took photos. KXAN asked DPS again to confirm is Leibson was, in fact, the passenger,  and officials referred us to the original press release but noted that the information is preliminary and subject to change.

Mark Leibson said his son Jay Robert lived in Spicewood with his wife and young daughter. Mark explained that Jay had been working for Aerophoto for 5 years, flying for aerial photography missions, and before that he worked as a flight instructor. At Aerophoto, Jay would often take photos of construction projects that were in progress, Mark said.

In the last few weeks, Mark even flew with Jay and Dallas.

“One thing about Jay Bob and Dallas was they both loved their job, they couldn’t get enough of it,” Mark Leibson recalled. The crash meant that Father’s Day was full of heartache for Leibson’s family.

“He was a very very good son, I’m very proud of him. He’s my only son,” Mark Leibson said.

Mark said Jay expressed concerns about mechanical problems on each of the planes he used. Mark recalled his son telling him that he wasn’t able to use the plane he usually liked to because it had hit a bird which left him using an older plane.

Online FAA records show that the plane which crashed Friday was a 1977 Cessna that has certification to fly until 2021.

Dallas McMahon lived in Austin, and according to his website, he was an avid photographer and graphic designer.  A GoFundMe Page for McMahon describes him as “a brother, a son and a pillar to lean on in hard times.” Photos on his webpage show his love for photography and adventure.

The FAA and the NTSB are involved in this investigation, though the NTSB is leading it. Tony Molinaro with the FAA noted that all pilots are instructed to keep clear of potential obstacles such as power lines.

The NTSB sent one person out to Fisher County to investigate Saturday. He should have his notes completed by Monday. With this timeline, a preliminary report — laying out the key facts in the crash but not the cause — should be available online in the coming weeks.  It will take between 12 to 24 months to complete the actual investigation into the cause, the NTSB said. They noted that things like airplane records and maintenance will all be considered in the investigation.

http://www.kxan.com/news/local-news/central-texas-men-killed-in-fisher-county-plane-crash/1244736761

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Small plane crash lands off McNeil Island

ARFF Working Group - 5 hours 24 min ago

BY CRAIG SAILOR

A small plane crash landed on a beach on the northern end of McNeil Island in Pierce County on Saturday.

The pilot was standing on the wing of the plane when he was rescued by Tacoma Police Department’s marine services unit.

A crew on a boat belonging to McNeil Island Fire Department checked out the 61-year-old pilot. He was unhurt.

The plane had about 35 gallons of fuel on board. The fuel was reported not to be leaking.

It’s unknown where the plane was headed or came from.

The single occupant plane is an experimental aircraft, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/latest-news/article213320519.html

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Today is Friday the 15th of June, 2018

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:06

We close out this week with these stories…

Have a great weekend, be safe out there!

Tom

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Two Survive Fiery Emergency Landing At Mather Field

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:05

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — A pilot and his passenger escaped unharmed Thursday when their private jet made an emergency landing at Sacramento’s Mather Airport and caught fire, authorities said. 

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said firefighters responded to the call at 11:45 a.m. of a jet landing without gear.

Fire officials tweeted that the two occupants of the plane were able to escape unharmed, but the jet was heavily damaged by the emergency landing and the fire.

The wreckage from the crash kept the Runaway 22L out of service.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/06/14/two-survive-fiery-emergency-landing-at-mather-field/

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Passengers disobeyed flight crew to open emergency exits on tourist jet from Turkey and safely escape after plane crash landed in field engulfed in smoke

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:03
  • The Bravo Airways flight from Antalya, Turkey crash landed in Kiev on Thursday
  • All 169 passengers on board were told to stay put despite smoke filling the cabin 
  • Passengers disobeyed the flight attendants and decided to disembark the plane 
  • It was forced into an emergency landing after extreme weather conditions 

By WILL STEWART IN MOSCOW FOR MAILONLINE

Passengers on a tourist jet from Turkey disobeyed flight crew instructions and escaped from a plane engulfed in smoke after a crash landing in Kiev. 

The emergency exit escape followed a hair-raising landing in appalling weather during which the plane tipped onto its right-side wing.

As it came to a standstill, the 169 passengers on board the flight from Antalya began to escape as the aircraft was engulfed in smoke.

A woman called Alexandra said: ‘The stewardess told passengers not to move, but they began to run out of the plane that had already landed.’

Soon after flight crew have the order to escape on slides from the emergency exits.

Alexandra said: ‘The plane collapsed on the right wing during the landing, it began to smoke.

‘It tore some seats, belts, it was already raining, but landing was allowed.’

Some accounts said wheels had broken off the plane, others that they had sunk into the soft ground.

The incident involving the Bravo plane run by UR-CPR company was at Kiev’s Zhulyany/Igor Sikorsky Airport airport.

Some passengers received injuries during the landing and escape at 20.40 local time Thursday.

Others were described as suffering shock in the incident involving an McDonnell Douglas MD-83. 

One passenger Yulia in a dramatic account said: ‘Before landing those who were sitting near the wing did see smoke.

‘The speed was high, the plane was strongly shaking.

‘Everything was moving here and there, I had to push my legs hard against the seat in the front.

‘We were touching the tarmac already knowing that either a wing or a turbine was on fire.

‘We careered off the runway to the field.

‘We were turning round, the wing began to scratch the ground, the wheels came off.

‘Strong smoke came out, very pungent.’

She said: ‘We were the first to jump up from our seat and rushed to stewards.

‘We asked – what happened? Is it ok now?

‘She replied – perfect, run ahead, jump out!

‘We ripped out the doors, those front doors near the cockpit, and began to run out.

‘Everyone crowded near one exit.

‘Not all evacuation exits were open, then the passengers either opened or broke through the exit on the wing and began to run out on the top of the wing, people were with children…’

Another passenger said: ‘People were picking up other people’s children…’

Passenger Yuri Dubenets Yuri said: ‘We stayed alive only thanks to the efforts of the cabin crew.’ 

The airline said the plane was ‘affected by the strong wind flows which approaching the Kiev International Airport.

‘The strong wind which changed it’s direction frequently together with the rain affected the landing of the plane.’

The aircraft ‘rolled out of the runway and into the side of the field.

‘As a result of the incident, none of the passengers were injured.

‘There were 169 passengers and six crew members on board of the plane.

‘All passengers were evacuated in accordance with all emergency procedures and taken to the airport arrival terminal.

‘At the moment, an investigative team has been formed by the National Bureau of Investigation of Aviation Incidents.’

The airline said the pilots were highly experienced with more than 13,000 flying hours including 5,000 on this type of plane.

They ‘successfully landed the plane despite difficult unpredictable weather conditions’.

The airport was closed for three hours after the incident.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5848623/Passengers-disobeyed-flight-crew-escape-Kiev-plane-crash.html

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Plane crashes near Converse Avenue, no injuries reported

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:00

Updated at 6 p.m.: New information added to the story including updating the specific location.

Update at 5:10 p.m.: The roads are now open to traffic. 

CHEYENNE – Converse Avenue between Dell Range and Pershing Boulevard was closed for about an hour Thursday following a single-engine plane crash in the field east of the road.

The private plane landed just before 3 p.m. near the road due to engine difficulties.

Cheyenne Regional Airport Director of Aviation Tim Barth said the man piloting the plane had recently purchased it and was taking it on a short flight from another airport to Cheyenne.

But when the airplane got over the city, the unidentified pilot started noticing difficulties.

“The engine just quit on him,” Barth said.

The pilot then did “the best thing he could,” which is to find a flat, large field for a safe landing, Barth said.

Neither the pilot nor his passenger were hurt. 

As of early Thursday evening, the plane was still sitting near Converse Avenue, but the road had opened up around 4:45 p.m.

Barth said the plan was to transport the plane back to Cheyenne Regional Airport for storage.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration registry, the plane is a fixed-wing single-engine aircraft manufactured in 1976.

The FAA will conduct an in-depth investigation.

The C-130 military transport aircraft parked above the scene of the accident was not related. That plane just had a flat tire, Barth said.

https://www.wyomingnews.com/news/local_news/airplane-crash-reported-near-converse-avenue/article_bc31b524-701a-11e8-8313-c3e6bb677928.html

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One injured after helicopter hits control tower at Griffiss International Airport

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:57

by CNYCentral

ROME, N.Y. — Officials are investigating an accident at the Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County.

Oneida County Office of Emergency Services confirm a helicopter came into contact with a control tower at the airport around 11 p.m. on Thursday.

Officials say six military personnel were on board the helicopter, which was taxiing at the time of the incident.

Oneida County Sheriff Deputies say one passenger on board suffered minor injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital.

Authorities also say the control tower suffered minor damage.

Oneida County Executive, Anthony Picente Jr. says the helicopter suffered more damage than the airport structure.

The National Transportation Safety board will investigate the accident.

Officials remained on scene for hours after the accident to make sure the area remained secure.

Griffiss International Airport is open.

http://cnycentral.com/news/local/military-personnel-injured-in-helicopter-accident-at-oneida-county-airport

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Plane Crashes Northeast Of Eureka Springs

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:55

BY MELISSA JONES AND SETH STEPHENSON

CARROLL COUNTY (KFSM) — Carroll County investigators and first responders were called to a report of a plane crash Thursday (June 14) afternoon. 

Errol Severe, president of Aviation Cadet World, said the plane that crashed was an Aeronca L-16 historic military aircraft. The plane was taking off from Silver Wings Field off of County Road 207 northeast of Eureka Springs when it crashed.

The plane came to rest approximately 75 yards east of the airstrip and was intact following impact.  Initial reports indicated smoke coming from the plane, however there was no fire, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will determine the cause of the crash.

The pilot, Marlyn Atkinson of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, sustained facial injuries and was taken to Eureka Springs Hospital.  No other persons were aboard the craft, Severe said.

Butch Waller, a volunteer at Aviation Cadet World, said he watched the plane take off and then crash.

“He took off to the north, he banked for some reason or another at the end of the runway,” Waller said “He just turned it real sharp to the left like he wanted to land in the parking lot field over there and he didn’t make it. He just went down.”

Waller and others immediately drove to the plane to make sure the pilot was okay.

He said Atkinson seemed dazed and asked if the plane was okay.

Waller explained it was just pure chaos even after the first responders arrived to help.

The pilot had purchased the aircraft from Aviation Cadet World and had planned to transport it back to Kansas, Severe said.

http://5newsonline.com/2018/06/14/plane-crash-reported-northeast-of-eureka-springs/

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Vancouver bound flight makes emergency landing at Calgary airport

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:53

A WestJet flight was forced to return to Calgary shortly after takeoff on Thursday after a fire indication light came on in the cargo area of the plane.

The Boeing 737 was on its way to Vancouver when crews were alerted to an issue in the cargo hold.

The crew declared an emergency and the plane returned to Calgary where it touched down safely.

Calgary firefighters responded to the airport at about 6:50 a.m. and officials say they discovered smoke in the cargo space.

Passengers were taken off of the plane and were rebooked on a new flight soon after.

WestJet says the plane has been removed from service and is being inspected.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-bound-flight-makes-emergency-landing-at-calgary-airport-1.3973412

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ARFF Staffing Survey

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:51

June 2018

Dear ARFF Working Group Member

The ARFF Working Group (ARFFWG) is assisting Michael Nolan who is a member in good standing and retired Aircraft Firefighter Instructor with the US Navy and seeking information for a project in hopes of increasing staffing in ARFF.

We request you complete the survey in order to provide necessary information to him on staffing for his research paper. The research data that is collected and analyzed will be shared with the ARFFWG.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time, and is completely voluntary. Your response and time is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Cut and paste the following into an Email addressed to:

michaelnolan688@yahoo.com

Don’t forget to add your answers to the following questions.

On the airport, during air carrier operations;

  1. How many ARFF staff are on duty per shift?
  2. How many ARFF trucks are provided at the airport?
  3. How many ARFF fire trucks are manned for an aircraft emergency?
  4. What positions are manned on each ARFF fire truck responding to an aircraft emergency?
  5. How many designated rescue personnel are assigend per shift who actually mitigate aircraft cabin fires and extricate passengers in the event of an aircraft crash (not to be interpreted as all shift personnel are rescue qualified in an emergency response.)?
  6. How many EMT or Paramedic personnel are on duty per shift?

What is the off-airport mutual aid response time to the airport?

If you have any further questions please Email Mike at  michaelnolan688@yahoo.com

Thank you for your time, Michael Nolan Sr – Retired Aircraft Firefighter and Aircraft Firefighting Instructor

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:50

46 Years ago today: On 15 June 1972 a Cathay Pacific Airways Convair CV-880-22M-21 crashed following a bomb explosion killing all 81 on board.

Date: Thursday 15 June 1972 Time: 05:59 UTC Type: Convair CV-880-22M-21 Operator: Cathay Pacific Airways Registration: VR-HFZ C/n / msn: 22-7-1-53 First flight: 1961 Total airframe hrs: 29434 Crew: Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10 Passengers: Fatalities: 71 / Occupants: 71 Total: Fatalities: 81 / Occupants: 81 Aircraft damage: Destroyed Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: 55 km (34.4 mls) SE of Pleiku (   Vietnam) Phase: En route (ENR) Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand Destination airport: Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong Flightnumber: 700Z

Narrative:
Cathay Pacific Flight CX 700Z took off from Bangkok (BKK) at 04:55 UTC bound for Hong Kong (HKG). The flight proceeded normally along airway Green 67 at a cruise altitude of FL290, maintaining routine radio contact first with Bangkok ACC and from 05:42 with Saigon ACC. At 05:59 a high explosive device detonated within the passenger cabin centre section area. Some passengers’ seats were ejected through a hole in the fuselage. Portions of the fuselage and possibly some seats struck the vertical and horizontal stabilizers, causing severe damage. Simultaneously the floor of the cabin, centre fuselage section, and starboard wing root were disrupted. The CV-880 lost control, entered a high-speed descent and broke up. The aircraft crashed in a jungle area, lightly wooded with small trees.
It appeared that the explosive device was hidden in a suitcase under a passenger seat on the right side near the wing. A police officer whose fiancée and daughter were aboard was charged with the crime.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: “The aircraft broke up in the air and caught fire following the detonation of a high explosive device within the passenger cabin.”

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Today is Thursday the 14th of June, 2018

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:30

Here are the stories for today.

Please take a few moments to read and participate in the ARFF Staffing Survey identified in the first article…

Be safe out there!

Tom

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