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plattsburgher

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Did anybody on this board fly into Metro Tuesday night and see the big chem plant explosion on final? I was curious how close it was to final, how far off you could see it, etc.
 
plattsburgher said:
Did anybody on this board fly into Metro Tuesday night and see the big chem plant explosion on final? I was curious how close it was to final, how far off you could see it, etc.

I was overnighting in DTW at the Four Points Sheraton right near the airport and I could see the fire about 3 miles away out my room window. Flames had to be around 400 feet in the air at times.
 
I bet it looked like Halloween Eve from years past.
 
Jetjockey said:
I bet it looked like Halloween Eve from years past.
Do you mean back in the olden days when druids were around, or like a couple of years ago?
 
looked like LA a few years back :rolleyes:
 
FNG24 said:
Gas will be ten bucks a gallon by friday......lol

Actually it was the plant that recycles the glycol for DTW. I'm sure the price of glycol will double as result.
 
Jetjockey said:
I bet it looked like Halloween Eve from years past.

Ah yes, good old Devil's Night. The best thing the City of Detroit could invest in is a full time bulldozer to get rid of the burnt buildings.
 
WorldOnTime said:
Ah yes, good old Devil's Night. The best thing the City of Detroit could invest in is a full time bulldozer to get rid of the burnt buildings.

How about a fleet to bulldoze the whole city down and start over? Heh!
 
I was taxiing out on the west side when the explosion occured. It was a huge explosion a few miles west of the airport. I was taxiing out in JFK on 9/11 also bad things happen when I taxi.
 

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