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SCAT Airlines 737 catches fire at gate

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posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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A SCAT Airlines 737-300, registration LY-FLB, operating from Astana, Kazakhstan to Akatu, Kazakhstan caught fire while parked at the gate in Akatu. The fire broke out in the forward galley area, it looks like the right side of the aircraft, and burned completely through the fuselage. The aircraft was undergoing servicing at the time in preparation for the next flight. A local worker says that the fire broke out in an oxygen cylinder. There were no injuries reported, but the aircraft was destroyed. The aircraft was scheduled to fly to Mineralnye Vody Airport, in Russia on the next flight.

The aircraft first flew on July 09, 1990.







posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58


A local worker says that the fire broke out in an oxygen cylinder.

Oxygen tanks or the generators that caused fires in the past?



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

No idea. Far too soon to say. I was lucky to find that much about it right now.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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Do you think it was an oxygen generator? Aren't those known to be a potential fire hazard. Or is it clear it was a bottle.

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Too long to post...already asked...
edit on 6/16/2015 by roadgravel because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

The cabin and crew generators on the 737s are usually pretty safe. But this is an older aircraft, so something could have caused a problem with the generator. Or it could have been a walkaround bottle that was accidentally activated, and it ignited materials around it. It's too soon to tell right now.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Looks like it was pretty intense, like a serious, sustained reaction.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

There are two crew oxygen bottles in the forward hold, which is part of where this plane burned. They're anywhere from 39 cu ft, to over 100 cu feet in size. It LOOKS like at least one of them ignited the fire, based on where the damage is. Depending on the bottle size, that's going to burn hot and for awhile.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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Captain of the plane the video was shot from:

"Attention passengers, of you look off to your left, you'll see an aircraft, similar to the one your on today, burning to the ground. Now please direct your attention to the flight attendant at the front for emergency procedures."



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Yeah really. I bet THAT would get them to listen. Hah!



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 05:44 PM
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SCAT Airlines?
That pretty much sums it up.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: rupertg

You got there before me on that one!


Its a good thing this happened while the aircraft was on the ground, otherwise there would not have been a plane crash, so much as a widely distributed ash deposit!



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 12:57 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: rupertg

You got there before me on that one!


Its a good thing this happened while the aircraft was on the ground, otherwise there would not have been a plane crash, so much as a widely distributed ash deposit!


Not to mention if That had happened, we would probably be up to about 9 pages by now of member speculation on what happened and which country or party is to blame for it. Not to mention a missile sighting or two that were witnessed, one flying from the north, and one from the south.... The typical drill ....

Glad no one was hurt



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 01:03 AM
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a reply to: onehuman

That is also true, but where would the internet be without baseless speculation and rampant paranoia?




posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:42 AM
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edit on 17-6-2015 by nelloh62 because: (no reason given)




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