Skip to comments.Heavy first responder presence at Honolulu airport after reports of explosive sounds coming from aircraft
Posted on 09/06/2020 3:39:33 PM PDT by Jyotishi
HONOLULU (KHON2) -- A heavy presence of fire trucks and police could be seen at the Daniel K. Inouye airport just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Residents nearby have reported hearing sounds of explosions. They said that they saw bright flashes of light that may have been fire coming from an aircraft.
Video: Heavy police, HFD presence at Honolulu airport after reports of explosive sounds coming from aircraft
According to the Department of Transportation, the aircraft is a military chartered jet that flew out of Hickam Air Force Base. Officials revealed that there was an in-flight emergency aboard the jet and that it reported mechanical issues.
Video: inside of the military chartered flight
A passenger aboard the flight shared video with KHON2. Just outside of the window in the video, sparks could be seen going off.
The plane was able to land safely and the situation is being assessed.
Runway 8L at HNL is currently closed. State firefighters with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) units are on scene.
No one was injured.
From last night.
So, what’s the latest?
For your interest.
Looks like they need to work on the carburetor.
Thanks for the explanation update :-)
Gee... Wonder why the bean component is not for pre-flight or flight use, hmmm?
You want to avoid getting your flight off to a nice shart, once you’re already in your flight suit and strapped in. :P
Bird ingestion, maybe?
But then, that’s usually announced early on...
Illegal fireworks are a hot item in Hawaii.
This is dated September 6:
Terrifying Video Filmed Aboard Atlas Air B767 During Emergency Following Engine Failure After Take Off From Honolulu
Must have been military passengers. All remained calm and no screaming like little girls. Glad they got down safely.
That’s darn funny!!!
It’s OK! I had the fish!”
Sounds like an engine compressor stall.
Yeah, that thing flew right above me last night; I head it making a lot of ‘booms’.
Couldn’t have been more than 300 feet above.
I live right across the bay from the end of the Hickam flightline.
Yes— G forces in some flight having distinct effect on the... digestive tract—upper and lower. Ask a fighter pilot.
Nasty exploding sausages!
Likely the engine surged due to either bird strike or inlet distortion; the booms you heard are characteristic of surge and happen at a periodic rate.
Usually spectacular and may be accompanied by compressor coming apart, but transport category engines are certified to contain the event.
“Sounds like an engine compressor stall.”
Yes, pretty common and not much to worry about.
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