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Iberia A320 Emergency Landing At Dublin

Old 3rd May 2006, 21:06
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A/C Ground Fire at EIDW?

Mate on a flight to Dublin this eve was diverted to Shannon due aircraft on the ground at Dublin with a fire on board.

No other details. Anyone with more on the subject
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Old 3rd May 2006, 21:15
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Just been on the 9 O'Clock News. Iberia inbound from Barcelona. I was interrupted by a caller to the door so don't know any more.

Don't know what time it happened but airport is open and sounds busy.
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Old 3rd May 2006, 21:30
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Hi All
Parents were on the flight. They said that everything was normal until after landing. Aircraft stopped on the runway. Parents were sitting to the rear of the plane and said that the fire crew started to foam down the rear of the plane at that moment. As this was happening a full evacuation was called for. They reported that there was no injuries but there was some panic, understandable I'm sure. They were all bused to the terminal and awaiting more news.
It was flight number IB 4192 from Barcelona. The aircraft had been delayed by about 2 hours and I believe it arrived at around 8pm.
Sounds like a good job by all concerned. If I hear anymore news I will post.
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Old 3rd May 2006, 22:09
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Was just talking to EI crew who landed in DUB half an hour ago. Heard it was an APU fire.

No other details at the moment.
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Old 3rd May 2006, 23:27
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From http://www.rte.ie/news:
Emergency evacuation of plane in Dublin
03 May 2006 22:26
An Iberian Airlines plane has undergone an emergency evacuation at Dublin airport.
The evacuation took place at around 8pm, immediately after the inward bound plane, with 97 passengers and six crew on board, had landed.
The alert began as the Airbus A320 from Barcelona was preparing to land.
It became apparent that there was a fire on one of its power units.
The aircraft landed safely and fire engines were deployed around the plane causing the airport to be closed for a short time.
It re-opened at around 8.30pm.
All passengers and crew were safely taken from the plane to be debriefed by airport staff.
An investigation into the incident is underway.
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Old 3rd May 2006, 23:37
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Picture here after the event ....

http://www.irishairpics.com/database/photo/1013361/
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Old 4th May 2006, 00:03
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Iberia A320 Emergency Landing At Dublin

An Iberian Airbus A320 on approach to Dublin Airport had to make an emergency landing after a fire broke out in one of its power generators. All 97 passengers and 6 crew made emergency exits down the chutes from the plane while Airport fire tenders tackled the fire.The Airport was shut down for over an hour.The incident happened at around 8pm tonight.

No one was injured but I shudder to think what could have happened if they were not on approach to Dublin and had been further out from the Airport
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Old 4th May 2006, 00:12
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Thank God no one was injured. I was passing around the airport this evening at about that time. I didnt see the plane land so it must have been just after 8. I echo your comment Brian, atleast they were on approach, it could have been so much worse!
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Old 4th May 2006, 00:44
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Fire onboard IB 4192

Flight : IB 4192 with 97 passengers onboard and crew
Barcelona to Dublin

As a witness to this emergency on my teabreak i would first like to say that the RTE report on the incident is misleading ! The airport did not close down for 30mins! The incident occurred at 8.02pm exactly ! I saw the Iberia A320 land on runway 16/34 ! When the plane grounded to a halt a small cloud of smoke could be seen coming from the rear of the plane when it was grounded. A full evacuation took place ! An incoming FR flight on its final approach to land on runway 10/28 was ordered to abort its landing and it was diverted to Shannon. At first there was no Fire Engines deployed to the scene. A fire patrol SUV was first on the scene followed by the Airport Police, Garda Sionchana and Ambulance ! What concerns me the most is why took so long for a Fire Engine to be deployed on the scene ! It took while for a Fire Engine to be deployed ! Full credit must be given to the crew onboard ! Thankfully there were no injuries !
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I. Boner: I've only peeked at system acronyms on the Airbus, but the terminology seems to avoid any possible duplication of names used on aircraft built by (shhh...let's just whisper the dreaded name...) Boeing.
Woops!

This might tread upon some very brittle, delicate turf (protection).
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Old 4th May 2006, 07:34
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Boner, after the Saudi Flight 163 incident, no you do not take the extra time to clear the runway, you evacuate as soon as you stop.
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Old 4th May 2006, 08:04
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Why on earth would you spend time vacating if you have a confirmed fire on board? Because the airports operations could be disrupted?
Forget the airport, stop and get the hell out of there..........well done Iberia crew!
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Old 4th May 2006, 09:16
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The print media have as usual gone over the top on this incident this morning with some saying the plane "Landed in Flames" and another said the "Flames were coming from the Cockpit" how they are allowed to print this type of rubbish without first checking with the proper authorities is beyond me another one said the flames were "Spotted By The Air Traffic Controllers" .

The above headlines were quoted on RTE Radio this morning

The important thing here is to estabilish the truth about how it began before putting out misleading headlines.
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Old 4th May 2006, 10:10
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Iberia Plane

This is the most unbiased and correct report i can find,

Taken from the Irish Independent



MORE than 100 passengers were dramatically evacuated using emergency chutes from a plane at Dublin Airport last night after fire broke out at the rear.
Dublin airport was forced to shut down all operations for half an hour while a full emergency response plan went into operation.
The 97 passengers and six crew were evacuated from the Iberia airlines plane after fire broke out at a rear power unit on the tail fin.
The emergency alert was launched just as the Iberia A320 Airbus from Barcelona landed. It is understood the plane cleared the runway and was taxiing en route to the stand when the auxiliary power unit was turned on and went on fire.
Fire brigade units at the airport responded immediately, and the passengers and crew were evacuated using the emergency chutes.
Initial reports were that it may have been the result of an electrical problem.
Investigations are now likely to be carried out by the air accident investigation unit of the Department of Transport, the regulator for Iberia and the Spanish regulatory authority.
A spokesperson for the Dublin Airport Authority said operations at the airport were suspended just before 8pm when the emergency plan went into action. Support was provided by the Dublin fire brigade, with two units and a senior officer involved in the emergency response.
An additional six units of the fire brigade were on standby along with six health board ambulances. The units came from the Kilbarrack, Finglas and Phibsboro fire stations.
The airport spokesperson said operations returned to normal shortly after the emergency.
A number of fire trucks remained surrounding the plane after all of the passengers had been evacuated.
One passenger was taken to Beaumont hospital suffering from a chest pain.
The remaining passengers were brought into the terminal building and were aided by staff from the handling company Aviance. The drama comes just weeks after an alert was simulated at the airport to test planned responses to an emergency.
The exercise involved the pilot of a Paris to Dublin flight issuing a mayday because of smoke in the cabin. When the plane landed, rescue vehicles were deployed to take passengers to 'safety'
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Old 4th May 2006, 10:42
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Where was the airport's fire service?

Can I believe what I am reading about the fire service taking some time to reach the aircraft? The report above from the Irish Independent is not entirely clear on this:
"Support was provided by the Dublin fire brigade, with two units and a senior officer involved in the emergency response.
"An additional six units of the fire brigade were on standby along with six health board ambulances. The units came from the Kilbarrack, Finglas and Phibsboro fire stations." [neighbouring suburbs]

So, were fire tenders from the regular city fire brigade there in addition to the airport's fire service, or instead of it?
I'd like to know to how worried I should be...
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Old 4th May 2006, 10:47
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Good Point

I presume they have more than 2 tenders at Dublin Airport Fire station! If so why are the local fire brigade involved.

Is there a chance that they only have enough fire staff for 2 tenders at that time?? Surely not!

Maybe 2 tenders actually attended the fire and more were available if needed from the airport fire station! And the local fire engines were only an extra precaution.
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Old 4th May 2006, 11:06
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The picture on the front of this mornings Metro freesheet shows 4 obvious airport fire tenders and 2 other "normal" looking engines. No idea if they're Airport Fire Service or DFB.
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Old 4th May 2006, 11:43
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If Iberia landed on 16/34 why was FR caused to G/A from a landing on 28. These runways do not intersect. Could it be the fire cover was now too reduced to accept further landings? If so, the idea that having multiple non-intersecting runways reduces the likelyhood of diversions due to blocked runways etc. seems to be slightly flawed. A blown tyre or other reason for blocking a rumway is likely to have Fire Attendance. I'd always thought that independant runways at the destination airport could be considered, in conjunction with weather conditions, to decide fuel requirements and other operational matters.

Is this now defunct thinking?
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Old 4th May 2006, 11:47
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Dublin airport has full Cat 9 fire service. Fire engines number minimum 7
http://myaviation.net/?pid=00547054

Dublin fire service is only called in in support of the airport fire service and in the event of a prolonged incident they are there to provide fire cover for the airport in the event that there is another incident and also to release the AFS so that the airport can resume limited services again.

"I presume they have more than 2 tenders at Dublin Airport Fire station! If so why are the local fire brigade involved.

Is there a chance that they only have enough fire staff for 2 tenders at that time?? Surely not!

Maybe 2 tenders actually attended the fire and more were available if needed from the airport fire station! And the local fire engines were only an extra precaution."

A tiny bit of research and you would never have had to make that post.
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Old 4th May 2006, 11:49
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Interesting one this.

I do believe 16/34 was in operation but i think the 10/28 runway was the one it landed on? Can anyone confirm this, because i was out witht he scanner yesterday at the threshold of 16 and all flights where landing on this because 10 and 28 where held up for some reason.

I could see the fire-engines across the field over that direction (RWY10/28) So i presumed there was some emergency or something happened earlier.

I was out there bout 10:30/11pm and it was still closed.

Great night for the spotter last night, obviously the previously mentioned incident and then at around 11.00 there was a hare/rabbit strike on 16.

Heard the landing aircraft reporting it.

Then while the runway inspection was happening they opened 10/28 (with runway 10 being the active). 15 min later RWY16 was the active again!
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