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  • News Propane Fueled Disneyland Shuttle Explodes

    Got a google disneyland update with this story.
    Daily News Wire Services
    Posted: 04/08/2009 02:23:33 PM PDT
    Updated: 04/08/2009 02:24:12 PM PDT





    ANAHEIM - A Disneyland-area shuttle bus fueled by propane exploded into flames this morning as the driver was pulling out of a parking lot, but no one was on the bus and the driver was uninjured, authorities said.
    The 28-passenger shuttle operated by Coach America and emblazoned with Disney ads caught fire just before 7 a.m. near a company lot in the 2000 block of Manchester Avenue, Maria Sabol of the Anaheim Fire Department said.
    The driver noticed flames near her feet and got out of the vehicle before flames, apparently fueled by propane, shot some 50 feet into the air, she said, adding that a lamp post was charred near Orangewood Avenue and Harbor Boulevard.
    After the fire burned out, firefighters determined that an emergency, propane shut-off valve had melted, Sabol said. The cause of the fire, however, was not immediately known.
    The bus is owned by the nonprofit Anaheim Transportation Network, Sobol said. The bus had been getting worked on for unspecified reasons and was just returning to service this morning, Sabol said.
    here's the link as well
    http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_12099954
    I'm glad all things are well, however, what would cause something like this?

  • #2
    Re: Propane Fueled Disneyland Shuttle Explodes

    well its nice to know that they make products that are made to shut off propane in case of a fire... with something that can melt...



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    • #3
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      KABOOM!

      but in all seriousness... kaboom!!

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      • #4
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        That's frightening! Good thing nobody was harmed.


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        • #5
          Re: Propane Fueled Disneyland Shuttle Explodes

          I got the Anaheim Alert text message about it this morning, but it didn't say anything about it being Disney related. Geeeze
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          • #6
            Re: Propane Fueled Disneyland Shuttle Explodes

            Photos of the charred shuttle bus can be viewed in ocregister.com's slideshow.

            Here's one of them.


            That bus is history. Thank goodness no one was hurt!

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            • #7
              Re: Propane Fueled Disneyland Shuttle Explodes

              Originally posted by 2DieFR View Post
              Photos of the charred shuttle bus can be viewed in ocregister.com's slideshow.

              Here's one of them.


              That bus is history. Thank goodness no one was hurt!
              Oh my, that's awful.
              I'm so glad that no one was hurt.
              And the bus driver must have a guardian angel, or she'd be toast (no pun intended, heh) if she was still sitting there when it decided to blow up.

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              • #8
                Re: Propane Fueled Disneyland Shuttle Explodes

                I'm glad that no one was hurt. They certainly could have been...


                Notice the DCA signage on the side?

                If they can repair DCA, maybe there's some hope for that bus!!! :lol:

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                • #9
                  Re: Propane Fueled Disneyland Shuttle Explodes

                  And just one more thing to add to the list of reasons to avoid the ART system...

                  They BLOW UP!!!

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                  • #10
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                    Wow! that must have been an early fireworks show. Thanks for the info.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Propane Fueled Disneyland Shuttle Explodes

                      Wow, scary!

                      Certainly makes the walk to the park more attractive.
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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by OldSchoolMickey View Post
                        Notice the DCA signage on the side?
                        Yus! I noticed that too!

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                        • #13
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                          Glad to see nobody was hurt. At least the bus driver was quick to get the heck outta there.

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                          • #14
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                            wow thats a sight to see!
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                            • #15
                              Re: Propane Fueled Disneyland Shuttle Explodes

                              Smells like shoddy maintenance. It's a general motors chassis also, so lord knows what issues that has. The Vortec V8's these buses are usually equipped with are fairly weak and anemic for what they need to push around

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