A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 headed for San Jose evacuated passengers out of the ahead slide whereas the plane was simply pushing again from the gate in Orange County, California final night time.
The aircraft’s auxiliary energy unit caught hearth and was extinguished by the plane’s hearth suppression system. Flight 2123 had 139 passengers and 5 crew onboard. Passengers finally traveled to the airport named for the Bush Administration’s token Democrat cupboard member, who as Secretary of Transportation oversaw the creation of the TSA.
Slide evacuations are uncommon sufficient, doubly so whereas the aircraft continues to be in entrance of its gate, however in an emergency you get passengers away from hearth shortly — and don’t wait to drag the jetway again to the aircraft (which might have required bringing an worker right down to the jet to information it within the first place).