OT the smell of burning, or is something even more silent & deadly?

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Wafflycathcsdir, Jun 5, 2003.

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  1. Oh dear - put the coffee cups down before reading any further!

    See http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_788012.html?menu=news.latestheadlines

    "Air ambulance crew mistake fire smell for farts

    A Norwegian air ambulance crew almost ignored the smell of an on board fire because they thought it
    was just the patients farting.

    They noticed a cabbage-like smell which turned out to be a blaze near the front window of
    the aircraft.

    An investigation has traced the smell to burning wire insulation.

    "Everyone who has flown knows that gases arise that need to slip out. It isn't unusual that this
    happens to our patients," said ambulance chief Geir-Arne Soerensen of Air Transport, the company
    responsible for the flight.

    The flames flared up three times, despite attempts to extinguish them and smoke soon started to fill
    the cabin, according to Aftenposten.

    The co-pilot managed to bring the plane down, where an emergency evacuation took place.

    Story filed: 17:17 Thursday 5th June 2003"

    Cheers, helen s

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  2. <snip> The co-pilot managed to bring the plane down, where an emergency evacuation took
    place. </snip>

    And I bet they mistook that one for a fire ! :p

    Pete.
     
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