COLET SVD - When lives hang in the balance

Cooling News, Modine, Vol. 7, No. 1 Winter 1996

 

The emergency call was received by the FAA tower at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport at 07:10 p.m. on June 8, 1995. A fire had started between the interior and exterior walls of a DC-9 just prior to takeoff. The live of 55 passengers and 5 crew members were at stake. Fully loaded wing fuel tanks created the risk that an explosive and fatal engine fire could develop within a matter of seconds.

 

In less than a minute, the airport's one-of-a-kind crash truck, the K-15 Jaguar, was on the scene to extinguish the fire and cool the plane sufficiently to allow passenger evacuation. Except for a couple of minor injuries sustain during evacuation of the plane, the crew and passengers escaped safely. Both airport and fire officials credited the Jaguar's quick response and rescue capabilities for the fact that no lives were lost.

 

This actual airport emergency is a perfect example of how the capabilities of ground rescue equipment make the critical difference in a life-and-death situation. Exactly what is the function of the airport crash vehicle, and why is the K-15 Jaguar being hailed as such a revolutionary fire fighting "system?"

 

News media from across the country covered a near fatal airline fire in June at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport in which the K-15 Jaguar quickly extinguished the fire and saved passenger lives

This actual airport emergency is a perfect example of how the capabilities of ground rescue equipment make the critical difference in a life-and-death situation. Exactly what is the function of the airport crash vehicle, and why is the K-15 Jaguar being hailed as such a revolutionary fire fighting "system?"

 

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Cooling News, Modine, Vol. 7, No. 1 Winter 1996

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