|A cautionary tale about the safety of protective breathing equipment...
posted 20 February 2017 in Category:Accidents and Incidents
On 4 October 2014, the fracture of a hydraulic hose during a pushback was followed by dense fumes in the form of hydraulic fluid mist filling the aircraft cabin and flight deck. The aircraft was towed back onto stand and an emergency evacuation completed. During the return to stand, a PBE unit malfunctioned and caught fire when one of the cabin crew attempted to use it, which prevented use of the exit adjacent to it for evacuation.