Sunday, May 20, 2012

U.S. Air Force worker accidentally fills entire hangar with fire retardant foam

Aircraft hangar officials were left with a rather extensive clean-up job earlier this week after this foam-related mishap.

The Eglin Air Force Base in Florida was accidentally filled entirely with foam after a spark from a welder set released the fire suppression system.

As the system is designed to deal with a genuine blaze, the fire suppression system worked at full capacity and filled the hangar with quickly-expanding biodegradable foam in just two minutes.

The bizarre scene gave the impression on first glance of fighter jets cutting through the clouds, as their wings poked out from beneath the sea of fire retardant. Read More