If you are going to spray jet fuel onto a burning plane you are going to be in for a tough time! Just ask these firefighters in Washington State.
Fortunately, this was only a training exercise as firefighters at the department’s North Bend academy mistakenly pumped jet fuel instead of water onto a flaming mock-up of an airplane crash.
We think some more training might be in order before these guys will be qualified enough to save our cats from tall trees and what not. Incredible….
State patrol officer Bob Calkins said investigators believe that the academy’s oil/water separator – which recycles the water used for fire training exercises – did not correctly filter the jet fuel used for the exercise from the reclaimed water. So crews filled their tanks with water tainted with jet fuel — a combustible combination.
Nobody was seriously hurt in the mishap but this could have been so much worse than it really was!