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Offline tyketto

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Eviation Alice catches fire at KPRC
« on: January 24, 2020, 01:01:50 PM »

A friend of mine who works for the Arizona Dept. of Transportation living in Prescott saw this, and wondered what was going on, as they were evacuating the entire area. Come to find this (I'm not including the full article due to being lazy and this isn't the Incidents section):

https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/eviation-alice-prototype-damaged-by-electric-fire-in-arizona/136327.article

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Eviation Alice prototype damaged by electric fire in Arizona
By Jon Hemmerdinger
23 January 2020

An electric system fire significantly damaged a prototype of Israeli company Eviation Aircraft’s in-development, all-electric Alice aircraft at an Arizona airport on 22 January.

The Prescott Regional airport confirms the nine-passenger Alice prototype was damaged by a fire that started at about 18:30 local time.

Though the extent of the damage remains unknown, video of the fire posted online by local media outlet Prescott eNews suggests the prototype suffered extensively.

The video shows firefighters dousing the smoking prototype with water or fire extinguishing agent.

Full event for this starts right at the 1/23/2020 0130Z mark, so here's the full clip. I'm not in a position to edit this, so those that have the means to, feel free.

https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kprc/KPRC-Twr-Both-Jan-23-2020-0130Z.mp3

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