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Foam accident soaks aircraft at Guard facility

Minnesota National Guard was left with a mess Friday after the foam fire-suppression system accidentally went off at the Aviation Support Facility in St Cloud

he hanger floor and eight aircraft were covered with 7 feet of  foam
The hanger floor and eight aircraft were covered with 7 feet of foam (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)

A contractor was performing maintenance on the system when it went off, according to the Guard The hanger floor, including eight aircraft, was covered with 7 feet of foam

The foam is soap-based and didn't damage the aircraft, according to the Guard Once it dissipated, all the aircraft and equipment in the hanger received a detailed wash

The foam is biodegradable and was washed down the drain It took about two days to clean it up, according to the Guard

By Kari Petrie "¢ kpetrie@stcloudtimescom "¢ February 15, 2011

Article source
http://www.sctimes.com/article/20110215/NEWS01/102140040/Foam-accident-soaks-aircraft-at-Guard-facility

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https://picasaweb.google.com/MinnesotaNationalGuard/FlightHangarFoam




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