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Southwest APU Fire KSNA

bike21

Stabilizer Motion
#3
Commuted home from SNA last night, must've just missed this. My captain was heading home on SWA to PHX and after the crazy trip we'd just finished I figured he would've been on this plane. Glad everyone is ok.

Oh and this a big reason why I dislike not getting paid until push.
 

knot4u

Repeat Offender
#8
I can imagine the cabin on a Southwest flight at the gate that starts to fill with smoke from an APU issue, thinking about how I'd react as a passenger gives me anxious feels. Stuck in a tube with no way out except over or through my fellow travelers. My claustrophobia seems to worsen as I age.
 

Skåning

Well-Known Member
#9
I can imagine the cabin on a Southwest flight at the gate that starts to fill with smoke from an APU issue, thinking about how I'd react as a passenger gives me anxious feels. Stuck in a tube with no way out except over or through my fellow travelers. My claustrophobia seems to worsen as I age.
No it's definitely a rational fear. It was like a million years ago but...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airtours_Flight_28M

Showed us how a ground evac can be just as dangerous of a situation.