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Passengers flee 747 after smoke fills cabin
MSNBC ^ | July 11, 2009

Posted on 07/11/2009 3:39:26 AM PDT by rdl6989

PHOENIX - Hundreds of passengers aboard a British Airways Boeing 747 preparing to depart for London from the Phoenix airport were forced to use slides to evacuate the jet on Friday night after fumes filled the cabin.

No serious injuries were reported among the 298 passengers and 18 crew when the incident occurred at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at about 8 p.m. Arizona time (11 p.m. EDT), Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Shelly Jamison said.

About 15 people who were on board Flight 288 were evaluated for minor scrapes and bruises, but only one person was taken to a hospital with shoulder pain.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 747

1 posted on 07/11/2009 3:39:27 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Another link.

http://www.kpho.com/news/20022796/detail.html


2 posted on 07/11/2009 3:41:05 AM PDT by rdl6989
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“The amount of people who were fishing around for luggage to bring off was frightening. It was alarming,” added Ken Porter, a passenger from England. “There were people around us who had luggage with them. It was bad.”


Wow.


3 posted on 07/11/2009 4:20:04 AM PDT by kenth
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To: rdl6989

QA ispecter Mr.Magoo can’t understand what is causing smoke to fill cabin.


4 posted on 07/11/2009 4:29:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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Can somebody explain to me why British Airways needs to fly a 747 out of Phoenix?


5 posted on 07/11/2009 6:00:50 AM PDT by beagleone
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why British Airways needs to fly a 747 out of Phoenix

Perhaps they realized they could sell more tickets to business class types and even turn a profit that way, compared to using refurbed, five-across MD-80s.

HF

6 posted on 07/11/2009 6:21:53 AM PDT by holden
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To: beagleone

The plane was headed for London


7 posted on 07/11/2009 6:38:48 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: beagleone

And you fly what you have....


8 posted on 07/11/2009 6:39:46 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: beagleone
Can somebody explain to me why British Airways needs to fly a 747 out of Phoenix?

Phoenix is a large hub for many US airlines, which gives British Airways a big opportunity to connect passengers to Europe via code-sharing arrangements.

A 747 has sufficient range to fly direct to London, loaded with passengers. This is the kind of flight that the 747 was designed for.

9 posted on 07/11/2009 8:59:28 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: beagleone

Because my ex stepmother lives there. People found out about it, and had to leave quickly. And in large numbers.


10 posted on 07/11/2009 11:53:25 AM PDT by JMKirnan
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