I cleared the port side of the aircraft, ensuring that we were chocked, that the fire bottle
manned, the MEH secured, and the prop arc clear.
Through quick and decisive action, he utilized a flight line Halon fire bottle
and extinguished the flames.
Outside the aircraft PR AN, who was manning the fire bottle
, uncoiled the hose and was ready to go before they even made it out of the aircraft.
In order to access the HPDU, he had to remove the crew fire bottle
from the driver's compartment.
Finally, it's comforting to know that if an extra fire bottle
is needed, a backup is available on the bulkhead.
One of the kids said he used to be really abusive to cats, he would fire bottle
rockets at them.
There is also a fire guard stationed near the engine who remains in readiness with a fire bottle
until the engine is operating.
The crew shut down both engines, closed the left firewall shutoff and activated the fire bottle
. All four occupants evacuated through the main cabin door.
As I reached to grab the forward fire bottle
, I noticed that we were at about 100 feet AGL, and the pilot had managed to spin up some turns for an autorotation.
He evacuated the area of all non-essential personnel and raced to the fire extinguisher assisting with extending the fire extinguisher hose and proceeded to pull the pins, charge the handle, and man the fire bottle
. While the fire was being extinguished, he continued to monitor the situation and ensured no other personnel unknowingly put themselves in harm's way.
4/11/2011 F-18F Pilot discharged fire bottle
after receiving APU fire indications from ground personnel.
* Never remove the fire bottle
assembly from its mount until you've installed the anti-recoil plug.