Video Highlights Slow Airport Response To Aircraft Fire

 - January 7, 2013, 2:11 PM

A recently reposted YouTube video has provided a stark reminder to cockpit crews that airport rescue service response times are not consistent around the world.

The 2007 video was shot at Okinawa in Japan during a fire that destroyed a China Airlines Boeing 737 as it sat at the gate. A ground worker can be seen approaching the inferno with a fire extinguisher before fire trucks arrived.