Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(YouTube)   Whenever Subby is having a bad day, he reminds himself that at least he didn't have to try to put out a burning 737 with a hand held fire extinguisher. Old footage/no deaths/166 new pairs of underwear   (youtube.com ) divider line
    More: Hero, Naha Airport, Okinawa, fire extinguishers, camera phones  
•       •       •

4368 clicks; posted to Video » on 11 Jan 2013 at 9:40 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



30 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-01-11 04:38:31 AM  
as odd as it sounds- i would run  towards a jet that crashed.
 
2013-01-11 05:44:09 AM  
What the fark where the pilots doing just crawling out of the windows and dropping to the ground? Where the fark is the fire crew? So many questions.
 
2013-01-11 08:29:22 AM  
3+ minutes for the ARFF equipment to get there. Yikes.

Pilots were likely trying to oversee the evacuation and do whatever they could to minimize the spread of the fire (shutting fuel valves, activating extinguisher bottles) and communicate with ATC. They are often the last ones off the ship.
 
2013-01-11 08:47:10 AM  
Wow.  Amazing to think a loose bolt/washer did that.
 
2013-01-11 10:00:52 AM  
Couple of things here... 1) That didn't look like a 737 at all, and 2) Why did it take so long for emergency vehicles to respond?!?!??!

/Arrived and left Okinawa via that airport over 20 years ago while in the Corps
 
2013-01-11 10:05:34 AM  
I love that single dude just spraying the massive fire with a fire extinguisher as if it actually stands a chance of working.
 
2013-01-11 10:13:35 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-11 10:14:19 AM  

Charlie Freak: 3+ minutes for the ARFF equipment to get there. Yikes.

Pilots were likely trying to oversee the evacuation and do whatever they could to minimize the spread of the fire (shutting fuel valves, activating extinguisher bottles) and communicate with ATC. They are often the last ones off the ship.


Yeah that response time was horrible. Even when they got there it seemed pretty bad, that one fire truck was spraying foam no where near the flames for the first 30 seconds.

I understand the pilots being the last ones off but does their cabin door automatically lock or something? They crawled out the front windshield and dropped to the ground. That just seems stupid. Could they not open the cockpit door and use the exit slide?
 
2013-01-11 10:15:36 AM  

alienated: as odd as it sounds- i would run  towards a jet that crashed.


not odd at all. i would be right next to you.
 
2013-01-11 10:20:00 AM  

styckx: I love that single dude just spraying the massive fire with a fire extinguisher as if it actually stands a chance of working.


It probably helped delay the explosion and give more time for passengers to get off the plane. And if there had been two or 3 more people doing that it might have been enough to kill the fire completely.
 
2013-01-11 10:20:54 AM  
Southwest will buy that plane.
 
2013-01-11 10:24:22 AM  

ActionJoe: Charlie Freak: 3+ minutes for the ARFF equipment to get there. Yikes.

Pilots were likely trying to oversee the evacuation and do whatever they could to minimize the spread of the fire (shutting fuel valves, activating extinguisher bottles) and communicate with ATC. They are often the last ones off the ship.

Yeah that response time was horrible. Even when they got there it seemed pretty bad, that one fire truck was spraying foam no where near the flames for the first 30 seconds.

I understand the pilots being the last ones off but does their cabin door automatically lock or something? They crawled out the front windshield and dropped to the ground. That just seems stupid. Could they not open the cockpit door and use the exit slide?


The cabin was likely filled with smoke, but honestly, with all the flames coming off the engine at that point, I'd not have taken step one toward them.
 
2013-01-11 10:24:28 AM  

LesserEvil: Couple of things here... 1) That didn't look like a 737 at all, and 2) Why did it take so long for emergency vehicles to respond?!?!??!

/Arrived and left Okinawa via that airport over 20 years ago while in the Corps


Wow... looked it up, and it was a 737. Huh... must be the paint scheme or somethign that gave it a "sharper" look than I'd expect.
 
2013-01-11 10:46:56 AM  
I like how some of the passengers casually walk away from the fire. No biggie, its not like it's going to explode.
 
2013-01-11 10:47:27 AM  
i86.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-11 11:02:13 AM  
Yikes!

1) At the start people are just mow-zee-ing(sp) away like they've got all the time in the world

2) WTF ARE THE FIRE TRUCKS?!?!??!

3) Is there a guy sitting in the baggage cart just watching?
 
2013-01-11 11:02:31 AM  
img525.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-11 11:37:39 AM  
There's a longer version which shows the engine fully involved before the front chutes are deployed.

Link

And then part two where they cannot extinguish the plane.

Link
 
2013-01-11 11:56:56 AM  

Braggi: I like how some of the passengers casually walk away from the fire. No biggie, its not like it's going to explode.


They drill for this kind of thing all the time.
 
2013-01-11 12:46:57 PM  
I agree with Styckx and Freakin Rican it probably shaved a few seconds off the time before engulfing into a fireball and possibly saved some lives.
 
2013-01-11 12:58:00 PM  
Lets give it up for the Okinawa Airport Fire team for their TOP NOTCH response time. I think they stopped for sushi on the way.
 
2013-01-11 01:06:58 PM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: Lets give it up for the Okinawa Airport Fire team for their TOP NOTCH response time. I think they stopped for sushi on the way.


Could be the 35kph speed limits that seem to be everywhere on the island except for the toll road.

/Almost got a speeding ticket there once from a robo-cop car (light rose up from the roof)
 
2013-01-11 01:40:02 PM  

drewbob21: There's a longer version which shows the engine fully involved before the front chutes are deployed.

Link

And then part two where they cannot extinguish the plane.

Link


I guess they don't have a "leave your bags behind" rule as it seemed like everyone was carrying a bag as they exited the plane.
 
2013-01-11 01:56:01 PM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: Lets give it up for the Okinawa Airport Fire team for their TOP NOTCH response time. I think they stopped for sushi on the way.


From the wiki:

Sequence of events regarding fire fighting
Due to the sequence of events from the start of the fire to the arrival of the first fire fighting equipment at the scene, questions remain as to the long duration of the reaction of security services.[16]

The fire was spotted at about 10:33, about 6 minutes after touchdown.
At 10:33:58, the fire was reported to the fire station at Naha airport.
At 10:35 two airport fire engines left the fire station.
Close to one minute later the first fire engine tried to contact the tower, but got no response.
At about 10:36 the first explosion occurred, causing the first officer, who was leaving the cockpit through the window, to fall to the ground.
About 30 seconds later the first fire engine tried to contact the tower for the second time, and did not get a response either.
At 10:38:25 the first fire engine (No. 6) began discharging foam onto the burning fuselage.
30 seconds later the second fire engine arrived.
 
2013-01-11 05:31:27 PM  
Show me the Jetfax.
 
2013-01-11 10:23:06 PM  

lohphat: BEER_ME_in_CT: Lets give it up for the Okinawa Airport Fire team for their TOP NOTCH response time. I think they stopped for sushi on the way.

From the wiki:

Sequence of events regarding fire fighting
Due to the sequence of events from the start of the fire to the arrival of the first fire fighting equipment at the scene, questions remain as to the long duration of the reaction of security services.[16]

The fire was spotted at about 10:33, about 6 minutes after touchdown.
At 10:33:58, the fire was reported to the fire station at Naha airport.
At 10:35 two airport fire engines left the fire station.
Close to one minute later the first fire engine tried to contact the tower, but got no response.
At about 10:36 the first explosion occurred, causing the first officer, who was leaving the cockpit through the window, to fall to the ground.
About 30 seconds later the first fire engine tried to contact the tower for the second time, and did not get a response either.
At 10:38:25 the first fire engine (No. 6) began discharging foam onto the burning fuselage.
30 seconds later the second fire engine arrived.


I don't see how not being able to talk to the tower in any way impacts their response time.  Even if ARFF weren't exactly sure which hardstand the plane was parked on, the smoke plume and flames is a good clue as to where to go.
 
2013-01-11 10:29:35 PM  

clear_prop: lohphat: BEER_ME_in_CT: Lets give it up for the Okinawa Airport Fire team for their TOP NOTCH response time. I think they stopped for sushi on the way.

From the wiki:

Sequence of events regarding fire fighting
Due to the sequence of events from the start of the fire to the arrival of the first fire fighting equipment at the scene, questions remain as to the long duration of the reaction of security services.[16]

The fire was spotted at about 10:33, about 6 minutes after touchdown.
At 10:33:58, the fire was reported to the fire station at Naha airport.
At 10:35 two airport fire engines left the fire station.
Close to one minute later the first fire engine tried to contact the tower, but got no response.
At about 10:36 the first explosion occurred, causing the first officer, who was leaving the cockpit through the window, to fall to the ground.
About 30 seconds later the first fire engine tried to contact the tower for the second time, and did not get a response either.
At 10:38:25 the first fire engine (No. 6) began discharging foam onto the burning fuselage.
30 seconds later the second fire engine arrived.

I don't see how not being able to talk to the tower in any way impacts their response time.  Even if ARFF weren't exactly sure which hardstand the plane was parked on, the smoke plume and flames is a good clue as to where to go.


Pretty sure you need clearance from ground control before you drive around.
 
2013-01-11 10:54:36 PM  

p4p3rm4t3: clear_prop: lohphat: BEER_ME_in_CT: Lets give it up for the Okinawa Airport Fire team for their TOP NOTCH response time. I think they stopped for sushi on the way.

From the wiki:

Sequence of events regarding fire fighting
Due to the sequence of events from the start of the fire to the arrival of the first fire fighting equipment at the scene, questions remain as to the long duration of the reaction of security services.[16]

The fire was spotted at about 10:33, about 6 minutes after touchdown.
At 10:33:58, the fire was reported to the fire station at Naha airport.
At 10:35 two airport fire engines left the fire station.
Close to one minute later the first fire engine tried to contact the tower, but got no response.
At about 10:36 the first explosion occurred, causing the first officer, who was leaving the cockpit through the window, to fall to the ground.
About 30 seconds later the first fire engine tried to contact the tower for the second time, and did not get a response either.
At 10:38:25 the first fire engine (No. 6) began discharging foam onto the burning fuselage.
30 seconds later the second fire engine arrived.

I don't see how not being able to talk to the tower in any way impacts their response time.  Even if ARFF weren't exactly sure which hardstand the plane was parked on, the smoke plume and flames is a good clue as to where to go.

Pretty sure you need clearance from ground control before you drive around.


Most ramp areas just have local ramp control, not full on ATC ground control.  The rules are quite a bit looser than on the taxiways/runways.  There are also lots of roads for the various service vehicles that are mostly uncontrolled except for taxiway crossings.

And since it was a fully engulfed plane, crossing a taxiway/runway without clearance isn't a big deal as long as ARFF checks for crossing traffic.
 
2013-01-11 11:28:26 PM  

clear_prop: I don't see how not being able to talk to the tower in any way impacts their response time.  Even if ARFF weren't exactly sure which hardstand the plane was parked on, the smoke plume and flames is a good clue as to where to go.


You are not allowed to cross runways without tower authorization. Often fire services are not near the tower.
 
2013-01-12 06:26:30 PM  

Braggi: I like how some of the passengers casually walk away from the fire. No biggie, its not like it's going to explode.


cool guys don't look at explosions
Link
 
Displayed 30 of 30 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report