The Flight Of The Plane

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On February 7, 2006, UPS flight number 1307, a regular night-time package flight from Atlanta to Philadelphia, had been a normal flight but, just after receiving clearance to land on runway 27R, the flight crewmembers reported that they had a smoke warning light come on. Smoke was coming out of the aircraft as it landed. The flight crewmembers evacuated the airplane after it landed. The flight crewmembers had minor injuries, and most of the cargo and the airplane were destroyed by the fire after landing. The NTSB determined that the probable cause of this accident was an in-flight cargo fire that initiated from an unknown source, which was most likely located within the cargo area. (flight safety, 2006)
On February 7, 2006, United Parcel Service Company (UPS) flight 1307, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F, N748UP, landed at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Its first flight had been in 1967. UPS bought the airplane in 1985. The airplane had accrued about 67,675 total flight hours and was equipped with four CFM International CFM56-2C engines. In command of UPS flight 1307 was the captain, age 59, was hired by UPS on September 19, 1988. The first officer, age 40, was hired by UPS on February 19, 1996. UPS records indicated that the first officer had accumulated 7,500 total flight hours, including 2,100 hours as second-in-command in DC-8 airplanes. The flight engineer, age 61, was hired by UPS on January 24, 1994. UPS records indicated that the flight engineer
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