BWI 2nd alarm

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BWI Division Chief 43 requesting full second alarm for a Southwestern Airliner incoming with fire in the cockpit.... also requesting 5 additional paramedic units.

First arriving units reporting nothing unusual showing from the exterior...

Now pilot reporting only an odor in the cockpit --

EDIT: command now reporting a 2nd aircraft coming in reporting a "mayday"... possible low fuel... --- now reported situation secure.
 
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Update on the Southwest Flight 121 emergency.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/27/AR2008072701157_pf.html

Southwest flight returns to BWI for cockpit smoke

The Associated Press
Sunday, July 27, 2008; 5:11 PM

LINTHICUM, Md. -- A Southwest Airlines spokeswoman says smoke from a faulty cockpit fan prompted a flight to return to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport shortly after takeoff Sunday.

Southwest spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger says the fan was changed after landing and the flight to Norfolk, Va. was expected to take off again later Sunday afternoon.

BWI spokeswoman Cheryl Stewart originally said the plane returned due to a cockpit fire, but later confirmed smoke from a cockpit fan prompted the return of the plane, which landed without incident.

Southwest Flight 121 took off at 2:43 p.m. and landed at 2:50 p.m., the airport spokeswoman said. Both spokeswomen said they did not know if the smoke was visible in the passenger cabin.
 
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