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Old 11-07-2017, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default The plane turned in to a burning wing of fire

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/in...on_wing_o.html

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DETROIT, MI - A passenger says he couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a wing on fire as his Southwest Airlines plane was about to take off.

It happened last Thursday, Nov. 2. Flight 1863 was getting ready to depart Detroit Metro Airport to St. Louis. Passenger David Fiedor of Wixom says he heard a weird noise which caused him to look out the window. What he saw next shocked him.

"I heard a muffled thud. Similar to when the landing gear is engaging. I didn't think much of it until I looked out the window and saw the wing had flames coming out from the bottom. The flames were coming out intermittently."

Fiedor estimated the plane had 80 passengers aboard, and he pretty much had the back of it to himself. He says no one else noticed the fire. He unbuckled his seat belt and walked toward the flight attendant to alert her of what he was seeing.

"I got up from my seat and went to the back to where the flight attendant was. She told me to sit down. I told her to come take a look at the wing because it's on fire. She got up and after about 5 or 10 seconds, she saw the flame, as it was intermittent."

Fiedor says the flight attendant then radioed to the cockpit.

"A couple minutes later the pilot announced there was a mechanical issue and we headed back to the gate."

Everyone had to exit the plane and either book another flight or receive a refund. Fiedor believes the plane was about 5th or 6th in line to take off.

When asked about the incident, Southwest Airlines did not acknowledge there was a fire. Instead, they said the plane was still being repaired as of Monday night.

"The pilot in command of Flight 1863 returned to the gate prior to takeoff after receiving reports of signs of a potentially mechanical issue. While there were no indications of anything abnormal, our mechanics are repairing the aircraft and the plane currently remains in maintenance. As always, the safety of our customers and employees is our top priority," the airline said in a statement.

Fiedor travels occasionally for work and said he usually tries to go to sleep before his plane takes off. But on this trip, he's glad he was awake to see the problem.
I started a new thread since the story, it's punny.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:12 AM   #2
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I started a new thread since the story, it's punny.


Of course when he went down down down, the flames went higher.


Simple physics. More oxygen at lower altitudes.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:41 PM   #3
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:45 PM   #4
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There's...something...on the...wing!
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:55 PM   #5
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Gremlin on the side of the bus?

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Old 11-07-2017, 12:58 PM   #6
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I love Southwest-style hot wings.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:52 PM   #7
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I'd say a fire would classify as a full blown issue.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:54 PM   #8
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I'd say a fire would classify as a full blown issue.
meh...it's a jet engine, it's supposed to burn stuff.

Maybe they were just testing the afterburners?
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:21 PM   #9
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:42 PM   #10
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Really? Because I feel like buffalo style really accentuates the chic-HEEEEEEEEEEY WAIT A MINUTE I GET JOKES.



















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Old 11-07-2017, 04:12 PM   #11
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I flew in a turbo-prop puddle puddle jumper about 15 years ago. We were waiting for our turn to take off, and I noticed oil (or some sorta fluid) gushing out from the engine cowling. I was kinda freaked and told the stewardess. She looked and said: "Oh, that's normal"

Yeah right....

And yes we flew.

And yes I am still here to tell about it.
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I flew in a turbo-prop puddle puddle jumper about 15 years ago. We were waiting for our turn to take off, and I noticed oil (or some sorta fluid) gushing out from the engine cowling. I was kinda freaked and told the stewardess. She looked and said: "Oh, that's normal"

Yeah right....

And yes we flew.

And yes I am still here to tell about it.
Hey guys! It's bcblues' spirit posting again! Haha! He still thinks he's alive! Silly ghost!
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Air marshall would have had to taze me. Pretty sure I would have shat myself.

God I hate flying.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:55 PM   #16
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I flew in a turbo-prop puddle puddle jumper about 15 years ago. We were waiting for our turn to take off, and I noticed oil (or some sorta fluid) gushing out from the engine cowling. I was kinda freaked and told the stewardess. She looked and said: "Oh, that's normal"

Yeah right....

And yes we flew.

And yes I am still here to tell about it.
I saw that on an old ass Delta 737-200 about a decade ago. Lived to tell about it. They have oil quantity and pressure indications in the cockpit so if it we're significant, they'd know about it.
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I flew in a big ol plane to Somalia. There was a storm on the way there with lightning pretty much all around the plane over the Atlantic. I think that prepared my angus well for the three months that followed.
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You went to Somalia?
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I saw that on an old ass Delta 737-200 about a decade ago. Lived to tell about it. They have oil quantity and pressure indications in the cockpit so if it we're significant, they'd know about it.
This is true, jet engines leak a lot of oil, like a whole lot...but they also hold a whole lot of oil.

Newer engines leak a little less, but you don't see it because the fan exhaust of a high bypass engine (the newer, fatter jet engines) is between the engine and the outside cowling. An engine cowl within an engine cowl with a whole lot of air being blasted between them...so enjoy your false sense of security.
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