Author Topic: UPS DC-8 FIRE @ KPHL  (Read 13472 times)

Offline n57flyguy

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« on: February 08, 2006, 06:42:19 AM »
Struggling to hear over my alarm clock at 6am, on the radio was a quick blurb about a Ups flight with the rear fusalage engulfed in flames at KPHL. More details will come, and a sound clip :D . The crew is fine , but hospitalized. Was watching the news and it looks like its on Runway 27 Right and still on it, the fire is out and good ol NTSB is there. No details how it started yet. It happened at About 4:30 eastern.


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Offline PHL Approach

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2006, 07:17:11 AM »
It was UPS1307 a DC-8 from ATL-PHL. Landed at 12:22am "after reporting a lower cargo and main deck smoke situation". The three crew members were taken to University of Pennsylvania Hospital where were are being treated for smoke inhalation. They were released at 4am.

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2006, 07:26:04 AM »
It starts at about the middle of the 2330-0000 Feb 7th clip (approach).  They check on, are given some vectors and 6000, another vector and down to 4000 around 23:53, finally down to 2100 for the approach, and they are switched to the tower..  no problem that I heard to here.

Then they check on with the tower, real calm, and report a cargo smoke indicator and ask for the equipment.  Love the siren in the background when the controller hits the button...  From there all the comms are with quick-donning hoods on, sounds like Darth Vadar of course.  

Pretty much ends at the end of the 2330-0000 tower clip.

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2006, 12:43:07 PM »
I just got a package that was on that plane.  :)

Checked to see if it smelled like smoke, but it didn't.

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2006, 01:49:36 PM »
Ill edit the clip if knowone beats me to it :D
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2006, 03:54:48 PM »
This is why you pay the extra for insurance!!! LOL
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2006, 04:42:32 PM »
Quote from: nfredrich
This is why you pay the extra for insurance!!! LOL


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Offline Tomato

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2006, 08:25:55 AM »
I have had problems with UPS before, and this situation doesn't help.  I realize it may not have been their fault, and I'm curious what caused the smoke?  Dangerous Goods on board?   :?  Glad you got your package alright though.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2006, 09:57:37 AM »
Quote from: Tomato
I have had problems with UPS before, and this situation doesn't help.  I realize it may not have been their fault, and I'm curious what caused the smoke?  Dangerous Goods on board?   :?  Glad you got your package alright though.


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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2006, 06:53:48 AM »
LIVEATC shout out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Local philly channle 6abc news

ABC news said...
recorded by aviation enthusiasts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and they played it. sorry I cant edit it, dont have time.
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