Southwest Airlines tire fire

You’ve got to smile sometimes at the Australian media. My attention was drawn to the news tonight when I heard of “passengers scrambling from their aircraft as it caught fire” in one of the reports.

I noted the aircraft livery so quickly Googled “Southwest Airlines fire” to discover that the incident actually appeared to be a small fire in part of the landing gear, possibly related to an overheating brake.

Passengers appear to have been evacuated calmly via the emergency slides with no significant injuries.

But of course, that doesn’t sound as good as the way the TV reported it does it?

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