Originally Posted by ahoymatey2013
You got that right. I also wonder how many people get taken off airplanes after landing.
The news makes so many people form opinions instead of actually telling the whole truth, it's sickening
I was sent on a job at Logan Airport. I was working in the office for the Director of the facility. He had a speaker whereby all traffick from the tower was piped into his office. A call came that the red light on the panel of a UPS plane was on showing a fire in the hold. The plane taxied up to it's unloading dock and the fire chief went out to the plane to see what the problem was. No problem. They continued to unoad the plane.
What were the chances of a FedEx plane coming in an hour later with the same problem? It has never happened at Logan. Proceeded in the same manner as the UPS. No fire engines, no panic, no change in any part on the airport. To watch the news that night you would have thought a plane loaded with deadly chemicals had crashed. Fire Engines racing across runways, people running, etc. The fire engines the news showed weren't even airport ones. Theirs are yellow and the city's are red. They even showed a quick spot of the foam truck covering a plane.
According to the news report, the towns that lived around the airport were in mortal danger from a chemical explosion and evacuation was considered.
The Director never even got up from his desk to see what the problem was. Nor did he issue any directives for any needed action. Life went on as usual.