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2012-08-04 02:28:38 PM
I think my ears are still ringing.
 
2012-08-04 02:49:15 PM
And that's how I came when she tickled my prostate.

i149.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-04 03:43:48 PM
The first minute after they triggered the foam generators would seem like hours if you were in the midst of an aircraft fire.
 
2012-08-04 04:19:37 PM
Wonder how much damage is done to aircraft that are exposed to the foam?
 
2012-08-04 04:28:34 PM
more like 8 feet
 
2012-08-04 04:29:46 PM

phoenixdan: Wonder how much damage is done to aircraft that are exposed to the foam?


Far less damage than a fire would do.
 
2012-08-04 04:31:35 PM
Gough

The first minute after they triggered the foam generators would seem like hours if you were in the midst of an aircraft fire.

I was thinking the same thing. That fire is going to be well seated before the foam finally reaches it.
 
2012-08-04 04:36:27 PM

xxysyndrome: more like 8 feet


Pfft, not even close. Maaayyyybee 7' 9 & 5/8" max, but certainly not 8'.
 
2012-08-04 04:36:33 PM

DundieAwardWinner: phoenixdan: Wonder how much damage is done to aircraft that are exposed to the foam?

Far less damage than a fire would do.


/No damage due to the foam, and it's not harmful to humans or animals. You don't wanna drown in it though, that's why the time from activation to foam is a few minutes. Gives the serfs a chance to flee.
 
2012-08-04 04:47:24 PM
You could absolutely drown in that stuff. Get in over your head, disoriented, and forget it. Once you slip and fall, you're probably dead.

I bet they train everyone really well not to go play in the foam party happy suds, but to GTFO when it starts.
 
2012-08-04 05:03:06 PM

studebaker hoch: Gough

The first minute after they triggered the foam generators would seem like hours if you were in the midst of an aircraft fire.

I was thinking the same thing. That fire is going to be well seated before the foam finally reaches it.


My wild assed guess is the foam is not so much to protect the aircraft on fire, but to keep the other aircraft (as well as any fuel sources, as well as the hangar itself) from going up as well or just being damaged by smoke.
 
2012-08-04 05:14:20 PM
Again?

Must be at least the third time I (don't) watch this on Fark.

/Still cool
 
2012-08-04 05:16:39 PM
Someone had better throw a rave in there.
 
2012-08-04 05:29:43 PM

studebaker hoch: You could absolutely drown in that stuff. Get in over your head, disoriented, and forget it. Once you slip and fall, you're probably dead.

I bet they train everyone really well not to go play in the foam party happy suds, but to GTFO when it starts.

I highly doubt that......you could just run through it, and it's mostly air anyways.
 
2012-08-04 06:01:10 PM
My headache just worsened exponentially.
 
2012-08-04 06:10:33 PM

RoyBatty: studebaker hoch: Gough

The first minute after they triggered the foam generators would seem like hours if you were in the midst of an aircraft fire.

I was thinking the same thing. That fire is going to be well seated before the foam finally reaches it.

My wild assed guess is the foam is not so much to protect the aircraft on fire, but to keep the other aircraft (as well as any fuel sources, as well as the hangar itself) from going up as well or just being damaged by smoke.


You are correct. The loss of one aircraft is acceptable if it means not losing the entire hanger or worse, the fuel farm.
 
2012-08-04 07:18:17 PM

phoenixdan: Wonder how much damage is done to aircraft that are exposed to the foam?


This happens on accident more often than you think. I've seen a C-130 up to it's tail in foam with no ill effects. At least after the foam dissipates. It's like a giant bubble bath.
 
2012-08-04 07:23:19 PM
It would work really well for covering the floor, and the growing pool of flaming jet-A beneath the aircraft.

Chinese fire drill (sorry about the text, not mine)

/The Chinese don't seem to know how to handle this particular fire drill.
 
2012-08-04 07:55:13 PM
oh, a repeat
 
2012-08-04 08:56:08 PM

studebaker hoch: It would work really well for covering the floor, and the growing pool of flaming jet-A beneath the aircraft.

Chinese fire drill (sorry about the text, not mine)

/The Chinese don't seem to know how to handle this particular fire drill.


Dude... why did it take SO LONG for the fire trucks to respond?

From the time the capt said "we are evacuating, there is smoke", to when the trucks showed up, I could have probably taken a shiat and read two chapters of a novel.
 
2012-08-04 09:12:21 PM

studebaker hoch: It would work really well for covering the floor, and the growing pool of flaming jet-A beneath the aircraft.

Chinese fire drill (sorry about the text, not mine)

/The Chinese don't seem to know how to handle this particular fire drill.


Japanese, I think. According to the text, it was in Okinawa. Over four minutes to respond, and they still didn't manage to extinguish the fire? Is that considered acceptable?

How did the passengers fare? Any fatalities?
 
2012-08-04 10:00:10 PM
cencio4.files.wordpress.com

Oops.

/hot like a hangar fire
 
2012-08-04 10:02:16 PM

Wingchild: [cencio4.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]

Oops.

/hot like a hangar fire


That has Photoshop contest written all over it.
 
2012-08-04 10:40:45 PM
Tillmaster

Japanese, I think. According to the text, it was in Okinawa. Over four minutes to respond, and they still didn't manage to extinguish the fire? Is that considered acceptable?

I would hope not. Did you see the guy with the fire extinguisher? He had balls, but no brains, and was lucky the bottle ran out because the plane exploded about one minute after he leaves.

Also, WTF with the foam truck shooting from the wrong side of the plane? They put their side out fine, but never drove around to the back to put out the other side. So it burns burns burns, the wing of fire, the wing of fire.


How did the passengers fare? Any fatalities?

No idea. Looked like the plane wasn't very full. I'm always amazed that passengers bring their bags with them on evacuations. WTF? A flight attentdant friend of mine says they plan on the passengers doing it, because they always do. I personally think I'd run right over someone between me and escape of a burning jetliner who has decided that letting me out is secondary to the safety of their carry-on luggage.
 
2012-08-04 11:10:14 PM
No fatalities. 2 passengers hurt + 1flight crew, the 1st officer which fell from the cockpit window when the plane exploded + 1 ground crew. I wonder if it was the brave flane extinguisher man? Jtsb found boeing partially at fault.

Boeing? Not going.
 
2012-08-05 12:05:55 AM
Lonestar

No fatalities. 2 passengers hurt + 1flight crew, the 1st officer which fell from the cockpit window when the plane exploded + 1 ground crew. I wonder if it was the brave flane extinguisher man? Jtsb found boeing partially at fault.

Boeing? Not going.


I don't know why that accident happened, but the plane kept the fire and smoke out of the cabin through explosions and massive fire, until she finally broke in half.

Not bad.

/ I wonder how things would have ended had the fire deparment not stopped for a round of golf on the way there.
 
2012-08-05 03:26:28 AM

studebaker hoch: Lonestar

No fatalities. 2 passengers hurt + 1flight crew, the 1st officer which fell from the cockpit window when the plane exploded + 1 ground crew. I wonder if it was the brave flane extinguisher man? Jtsb found boeing partially at fault.

Boeing? Not going.

I don't know why that accident happened, but the plane kept the fire and smoke out of the cabin through explosions and massive fire, until she finally broke in half.

Not bad.

/ I wonder how things would have ended had the fire deparment not stopped for a round of golf on the way there.


Thats one thing that the US still knows how to make with pride.. Awesome aircraft

That was a Boeing? Right? otherwise my statement is dumb.
 
2012-08-05 09:36:27 AM

Gough: Wingchild: [cencio4.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]

Oops.

/hot like a hangar fire

That has Photoshop contest written all over it.


Here, saved us all some time and just made the winner:
s17.postimage.org
 
2012-08-05 02:48:45 PM
liverpoolumd

Thats one thing that the US still knows how to make with pride.. Awesome aircraft

That was a Boeing? Right? otherwise my statement is dumb.


Wikipedia page for the accident
 
2012-08-05 06:20:17 PM

studebaker hoch: liverpoolumd

Thats one thing that the US still knows how to make with pride.. Awesome aircraft

That was a Boeing? Right? otherwise my statement is dumb.

Wikipedia page for the accident


So basically there was no warning. Maybe the four-minute response time wasn't so bad.
 
2012-08-05 07:16:24 PM

liverpoolumd: studebaker hoch: It would work really well for covering the floor, and the growing pool of flaming jet-A beneath the aircraft.

Chinese fire drill (sorry about the text, not mine)

/The Chinese don't seem to know how to handle this particular fire drill.

Dude... why did it take SO LONG for the fire trucks to respond?

From the time the capt said "we are evacuating, there is smoke", to when the trucks showed up, I could have probably taken a shiat and read two chapters of a novel.


From the Wiki page, the fire engines recieved the call and were out within minutes, but they could not get in contact with the control tower to get directions to where exactly the fire was (airports are huge) so I bet they had to find the fire on their own by looking for the smoke.
 
2012-08-05 08:54:30 PM
The Party
 
2012-08-07 01:51:40 PM

studebaker hoch: liverpoolumd

Thats one thing that the US still knows how to make with pride.. Awesome aircraft

That was a Boeing? Right? otherwise my statement is dumb.

Wikipedia page for the accident


That was quite a read. It sounds like a $0.25 washer (well okay, an aviation washer ... $25) led to the loss of the entire aircraft. It's somewhat disturbing to think such a minor event could lead to such a thing.
 
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