Major Legacy, National, and LCC

UPS emergency landing

Old 02-08-2006, 04:12 AM
Gets Weekends Off
Thread Starter
fireman0174's Avatar
Joined APC: Aug 2005
Position: Retired 121 pilot
Posts: 1,029
Default UPS emergency landing

Fire forces UPS plane to make emergency landing
Wednesday, February 8, 2006; Posted: 5:48 a.m. EST (10:48 GMT)

(CNN) -- A UPS cargo plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport early Wednesday after a fire broke out on board.

Flames were seen coming from the cargo area of the DC-8 when it landed.

UPS Flight 1307 landed at 12:22 a.m. "after reporting a lower cargo and main deck smoke situation," the company said in a written statement.

It took emergency responders more than four hours to douse the fire, said Mark Giuffre, a spokesman for UPS.

The airport, which is usually open 24 hours per day, was shut when the plane landed, and was slated to reopen at 6 a.m., using only three of its four runways, he said. "The fire's been put out; they're just checking the aircraft now."

The plane's three crew members were taken to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, where they were treated for smoke inhalation. Giuffre said they were released by 4 a.m. "They're all OK and safe," he said.

He added that the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate.

The plane was on a regularly scheduled Atlanta-to-Philadelphia flight.

With a fleet of 269 jet aircraft and 305 chartered aircraft, UPS is the world's ninth-largest airline. It has never had a crash, Giuffre said.

In 2004, the company delivered 3.6 billion packages and documents in more than 200 countries and territories, according to its Web site.
fireman0174 is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 11:50 AM
Line Holder
Joined APC: Mar 2005
Position: DC-8
Posts: 76

Just like UPS (Giuffre in particular) to not say anything about the professionalism and great job the crew did getting to the ground ASAP...

Business as usual...

BIGBROWNDC8 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Freighter Captain
05-22-2007 07:51 AM
Freighter Captain
07-31-2006 06:46 AM
Flight Schools and Training
03-20-2006 09:51 AM
Gordon C
10-06-2005 03:28 PM
06-19-2005 07:21 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread