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Smell smoke? Better land NOW as the three gentlemen did who were piloting this UPS DC-8-70 from Atlanta to Philadelphia at around midnight on February 8, 2006.

Crew first smelled smoke twenty-three minutes prior to scheduled landing and declared emergency. SMOKE/FIRE warning light illuminated three minutes prior to landing. Aircraft burst in to flames upon emergency landing in Philadelphia. Crew evacuated through cockpit windows using escape ropes, were examined for smoke inhalation and released. Total hull loss with zero reportable injuries. Two known pieces of HAZMAT aboard: amyl methyl ketone and tire repair kits.

These guys did a brilliant, by-the-book job of saving their own lives.

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