Scary Incident on CO1065


#1

I wonder how the passenger managed to do this:

CONTINENTAL AIRLINES COA1065, A BOEING 737-800 ACFT, DIVERTED TO COLORADO
SPRINGS DUE TO A FIRE IN THE CABIN CAUSED BY A PERSONAL BATTERY-OPERATED
AIR PURIFIER WHICH CAUGHT THE SEAT ON FIRE, FOUR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND ONE
PASSENGER WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SMOKE INHALATION, COLORADO
SPRINGS, CO

Must have been a scary situation for the other passengers.

http://www.faa.gov/data_statistics/accident_incident/preliminary_data/media/D_1218_N.txt


#2

flightaware.com/live/flight/COA1 … /KIAH/KPDX

Here is the diversion.

I guess the " No Smoking" sign was not illuminated. :wink:


#3

Hell, that doesn’t even seem as impressive to me as the first item on that page:

N447WN, A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SWA692 BOEING 737 ACFT, INCURRED A LIGHTNING
STRIKE WHLE ON APPROACH TO LAND, POST FLIGHT INSPECTION REVEALED SEVERAL
HOLES IN THE NUMBER TWO ENGINE COWLING, PORTLAND, OR

They don’t mention the damage to the seats next to that wing from the people crapping their pants!