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    Default There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    Thanks for posting - a riveting, indeed scary story of what may have happened later in flight !!!





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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    I wonder if any cargo crews carry parachutes?

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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    No airliners or cargo planes have parachutes, or any way to leave the airplane in flight.

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    I guess its a race to get to the ground before the fire gets far enough to damage the flight controls or airframe.

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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    But proper manufacturing, packaging, and labeling eats into profits.
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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    I wonder how fast you can get from, say 25,000 feet, onto the ground and at a full stop. Iím guessing 15 long minutes.

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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    Lithium ion batteries are illegal to carry as cargo on passenger planes. Cargo planes and crews are more expendable.

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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    I wonder how fast you can get from, say 25,000 feet, onto the ground and at a full stop. I’m guessing 15 long minutes.
    I once handled a middle eastern airbus with smoke in the cockpit from 29000ft to runway in 8 minutes, it screwed up the airport operations a bit

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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    Yes, in the simulators you usually manage it in 6-8 minutes if you're close to a useable airport, declaring a Mayday, and taking priority.

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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPS_Airlines_Flight_6

    Doug Lampe was one of my first officers at the regional before I went to DHL. Good guy... Fire sucks. You’ve got 10 to 15 minutes to get that thing on the ground before the controls stop working.
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    Default Re: There but for the Grace of God went a cargo aircraft and crew

    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPS_Airlines_Flight_6

    Doug Lampe was one of my first officers at the regional before I went to DHL. Good guy... Fire sucks. You’ve got 10 to 15 minutes to get that thing on the ground before the controls stop working.
    Grim reading.

    I “would say that, wouldn’t I”, but I don’t think lithium and similar batteries have any place as cargo on aircraft. They should be declared as dangerous cargo and carried by sea.

    The crew of an aircraft have no real means of dealing with a cargo fire on board and they should never be exposed to one.
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