SQ 368 Why was the cabin not emptied on the left hand side?

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airADL

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SQ 368 Why was the cabin not emptied on the left hand side?

airADL

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Has anyone seen any updates on why SQ368 the plane that caught on fire on the right side wing was not evacuatedon the left hand side?  Was the left wing on fire as well? Curious to know more...

Chris Chamberlin

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Apparently because the fire was underneath the aircraft, the safest option was to keep everybody on board while the fire teams dealt with the blaze.

airADL

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Ok that makes sense. Thank you Chris. I hadn't been able to find any follow up reports.

Thank you.

moa999

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Follow-up investigations to air incidents can often take 12-18months to be released

airADL

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Noted thanks moa999

I am glad it wasnt me sitting in there with the doors shut.

Who made the call the that the fire was under the plane and not to evecuate. 

Lot of quick thinking going on and successful outcome.

markpk

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AirADL,

Suggest you find and read a copy of QF32 - the passengers were (also) kept on board for safety reasons - not the least being super hot brakes and leaking fuel. 

Ultimately the call to evac is on PiC his or her career rests on whether and/or when they make that call...

airADL

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Didnt see that one Mark

Not sure if I should read up!! Putting me off flying.

Caravan here i come!

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