Each video of the response to the uncontained engine failure of a Boeing 767 (American Airways Flight #383) on departure from O’Hare Worldwide Airport incorporates a wealth of details about the incident and the hearth division’s response to it. Whereas the general theme will be appropriately summarized with “Job nicely performed,” there are definitely classes to be realized. (They usually have been.)
It’s not usually that an unscripted video incorporates sound results that adequately convey a way of what’s occurring, however the scene starting round three:25 on this explicit video certain as hell does. (Watch your audio system.)
One factor which is especially noticeable on this video is the impact of wind on firefighting operations. Even flowing nicely over 1,000 GPM with sufficient drive to throw a straight stream over 200 ft, the wind has no bother interfering with foam/water/Purple-Ok software. (The Purple-Ok circulation is kind of evident on this video, and much more seen in an upcoming video. It’s fairly neat, it is costly, and it is also the supply of an amusing story about this response – to return.)
Shortly, this channel will probably be posting further movies of the response to AA 383. They’ll embrace views from different crash rigs together with new and attention-grabbing details about the incident itself. (Hey, you didn’t know in regards to the near-crash, proper?)
One light-hearted teaser: The AA 383 hearth occurred the day prior to at least one firefighters scheduled retirement. As of that morning he had not been on shift for the response to an plane hearth. Ever. (Sure, an airport firefighter. Planes are protected.)
There isn’t a lot that an ARFF firefighter enjoys greater than taking part in with their toys – and so they not often get to circulation foam throughout coaching – so it’s completely comprehensible you can hear that very firefighter fortunately saying “I obtained my hearth!” on the journey again to the station for a tank refill.
*Audio has been edited to considerably cut back the nonstop PASS alarm which sounds all through this video. (Apparently absent in different movies, though they’d their very own squeaks which required severe noise discount.)