A Major Safety Lapse
- The flight attendant was brilliant for not opening that bin, of which could have been catastrophic had she done so. This should have been a learning point and added to training for all flight attendants, not kept silent. I don't think many would have had that kind of insight, especially when fatigued.
- The gloves were not heat resistant, and this should have been improved for the next fire.
- The company should change locations to centrally locate the gloves in the cabin by the containment bag. To this day, I believe they are still in the flight deck away from the containment bag.
- This crew continued on to destination without the legally required number of fire extinguishers, because they had used them on the fire. What if they were needed later?