Fires and airplanes. They are a bad mixture and luckily it happens not so often. But when it does, fire crews need to be ready. This video shows the Manchester Airport Fire Department training in November 2006.

Their mock aircraft seems to be the love child of a Boeing 747 and DC-10. The video states the training plane is set a blaze about once per week and they warn incoming passengers it is only for training.

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David Hinsley

Hi David
If you ever get the chance to visit Manchester Airport, make sure you go to the Aviation Viewing park.
http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/manweb.nsf/Content/ConcordeViewingPark
I go over there once a year for my hols…..will be there In 2 weeks.

Thanks for letting me know about this, that looks like an awesome place to visit. I also want to try to track down the man living in the airport: http://www.airlinereporter.com/2010/02/man-will-live-in-an-airport-for-a-year-on-purpose/

David

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