Emergency landing in AUS due to 'hot spot' found with cameras

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  1. jaw_24
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    Can't say I've seen something like this before.

    A concern about a possible risk of fire was the reason a Southwest jet made an emergency landing Tuesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. That fire risk was a concern because of a hot spot detected in a wing. It was found by a special device Austin Fire units have at ABIA. ​

    http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/26611056/flirs-used-during-emergencies-at-abia
     
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    Learned something new
     
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    Same here.
     
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    So the fire department used their magical sensor to detect a hot spot while the plane was in flight and then alerted them to the risk and they made an emergency landing? Or how am I supposed to interpret the quoted part of the article?!
     
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    As I understand the pilots detected a strange smell, and declared an emergency landing,

    The Fire Truck had heat seeking equipment in board, let's hope the illegal cargo gets removed...or the smoking hot female got cooled down and removed. :cool:
     
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    and here I thought it was Australia! :rolleyes:
     
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    My understanding is that the emergency landing was because of the smell, and that the fire crew instructed them not to pull up to the gate and instead to use the slides to evacuate.

    The article (and others) make it seem like the trucks are somehow scanning the planes with infrared as they fly nearby and noticed the hot spot and suggested the emergency landing, but that was not the case.
     
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    The press often puts a spin on thing,

    Never trust a paper to quote you, they seem to change thing.

    The only reson the plane was on the ground was because of the pilots NOSE.
     
  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    And none of that was in the article.

    Indeed that was the point I was making as well. What a poorly written article.

    Hanlon's Razor. Just a completely incompetent "journalist".
     
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    Yeah, I couldn't find a good understanding of what happened either. But reporter specifically says that they made an emergency landing, which one would assume means that they were in the air at some point :confused:
     

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