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12-20-2010 11:50 PM  9 years ago
Percula

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Thats one bad day at the Field

Feel real sorry for the guy, but can't help thinking its a bit self inflicted (*Sp) and signguy71 your right, what a w*nker! Drop the fing camera and grab it

Got to love them Turbines though eh?
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12-21-2010 04:59 AM  9 years ago
max232

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Sometimes people panic or just don't have any sense
My cousin invited my family to a cook out once and her husband while preparing the grill had thrown hot charcoal in a big plastic garbage can. All of the sudden the thing burst into flames,he went screaming into the house while i walked over to his water-hose and put out the fire.Then he came running out with a small pitcher of water(almost a glass of water really)

I have always thought he falls into the second category listed above
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12-21-2010 07:06 AM  9 years ago
seldred

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simply amazing... I probably would have panicked at first then remembered about the fire extinguisher... but how could ALL of those people there forget its under the table???????
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12-21-2010 12:01 PM  9 years ago
Zman

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I live in same town as where Florida Jets and Top Gun are held each year. Our club volunteers in various aspects. I am usually on flightline and see some crazy stuff. For most part, these guys are on top of their game. But I cant forget this one incident last year or year before. A small fire breaks out in the back of a really nice turbine jet and the first thing the guy does is grab his leaf blower and use it to put flames out! OUCH! Needless to say, it went from small fire to total destruction in 30 seconds.
Most of guys have portable leaf blowers to cool down turbine after flight. Works really well for spreading fire too!

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12-21-2010 01:17 PM  9 years ago
Dblex

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Story on a few other sites is that the guy being helped is the club "jerk"

So.....with that said.......sucks to be you.

Not to mention, this is only part of the video. Anyone notice there are about 20 people and only 4 are helping? At our field, if someone gets in trouble, its not uncommon for everything to stop and all pitch in.....
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12-21-2010 03:12 PM  9 years ago
GyroFreak

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Fire extinguishers are cheap. There should be one attached to each flight station.I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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12-21-2010 03:18 PM  9 years ago
Scooter04

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I was there. Extinguisher was dead. Video picks up well after things had been smoking. They were pulling things out of the the jet trying to find the source of the smoke. More and more smoke then flames. Pilot is very respected pilot. Don't assume from a video that everyone is stupid even though it seems to be the american way.

That extinguisher came from a shed about 40ft away. Now there is an extinguisher mounted on the flight table.

Hardly the club "jerk" but everyone has their opinion. Hey everyone, Dblex is a jerk because I read it on a thread some where. Grow up and stop contributing to the crap that is on the internet.

let the attacks begin . . .
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12-21-2010 03:32 PM  9 years ago
ErichF (RIP)

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Thanks for the reality check, Scoot.

However, the points made that the operator of a Turbine is REQUIRED by his waiver to have an OPERATING extinguisher within REACH are valid.

In a shed 40ft away is not considered to be within reach, never mind that it was dead.

Erich
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12-21-2010 05:11 PM  9 years ago
Scooter04

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The extinguisher may have already been out or not, I really didn't see where it came from. I was just pointing out the club is making an effort to have an extinguisher directly in the pits for everyone whether you fly jets or not after this incident. Meaning you dont have to go to the shed, unlock it, etc.. Lots of gas in the pits these days too.

They couldn't find where the smoke was coming from, were pulling things out of the fuse looking for the source, yanked the tanks, moved fuel cans, decided to hit it with the extinguisher, pulled the pin, and nothing. I don't fly jets or know enough about them to comment on procedure or safety. They did move everything from the jet area to the table when it looked like there was no hope. I am sure thats when the extinguisher, flight box, starter, etc. moved to the table. They tried to use it, i saw it plain as day.

I have been around that club for about 15 yrs and the pilot in question was there when I started. Well respected, a good pilot, and fantastic builder. I would hand anything to him to fly. Bad day i guess...don't know. Something faulty, his fault, fuel leak, don't know. Not defending or criticizing him. Its just a bit much for people to assume he is an idiot based on a video posted by someone that has no clue.

Video also shows visitors from the state park standing around doing nothing. Club members were scurrying around and running to their cars looking for liquid or something to put out the fire. I think a few people around the actual burning jet were enough.

Just like the news, a video, and some hear say telling a fraction of the story! What is the original poster looking for anyhow? I suppose some attention.
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12-21-2010 05:19 PM  9 years ago
ErichF (RIP)

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Understood. The same issues of ignorance to the facts came about when the video from the injured girl in Tampa made it's way around.

Glad to hear the club is being pro-active from this point forward (or is that retro-active? )
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12-22-2010 11:20 PM  9 years ago
blade77

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I too am glad the club is taking steps so to ensure this sort of thing dosent happen again. I guess that the video posted on utube simply shows how quickly things can go wrong and that even veterans can find themselves in a dangerous situation if robust safety measures are not in place.
I race 1/5th scale petrol cars and there are fire extinguishers on every pit table and dotted around the track - the idea of some one turning up with a cup of water and pouring it on a fire after the sh*t has hit the fan would not be tolerated. Small fires can lead to big fires.
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12-22-2010 11:50 PM  9 years ago
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Wow that was funny! Great Vid.
helibill, Do you think so?

I'd love to see you put your 'big boy' shoes on and tell that to the jet owner's face... Now THAT would be funny video.
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