View Full Version : Passenger aircraft on fire / evacuation in munich

26th Aug 2008, 05:27
Sky news reporting-
passenger aircraft evacuated after fire on-board in Munich.

26th Aug 2008, 05:36
From the BBC (passenger video)
BBC NEWS | Europe | Blazing plane at Munich Airport (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7581412.stm)

Flying Bagel
26th Aug 2008, 05:40
Wow. Really hot brakes.

26th Aug 2008, 05:53
A Munich airport spokesman said the plane's left carriage briefly caught fire and was put out within two seconds.

Judging from the video, it was the longest two seconds of the pax's lives...

26th Aug 2008, 06:22
It may have taken them two seconds to put out the fire, but if you look at the video, it seems to have taken them the best part of a minute to arrive.

26th Aug 2008, 06:32
When the video started, it looked like an orderly egress. No passenger control outside, though. People walking up to the burning brakes, wondering around and back toward the airplane, no organized effort to round up or move the passeners to safety. Then the attack from the cannons on the trucks, past the passengers egressing the aft exit...and when they knock the fire down the passengers are still in the door, still waiting to egress.

People aren't in any big hurry there, so I doubt it's a turning point in anyone's life...but the most glaring aspect of that brief shot is the clear lack of passenger control.