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User currently offlineSurfrider1978 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

I was thinking about airports that have quite a bit of incusions or incidents and wonder if some airports carry a hex over them. One that comes to mind to me is BUR.

Famous B6 incident of the sideways nosegear - diverted to LAX after takeoff

WN sliding through the fence onto Hoolywood Way and into the Chevron station

WN losing a tire on takeoff, tire rolling into a UA belt loader slightly damaging the UA 733 at the gate

WN flight, I believe in 1995 that was BUR-LAS and diverted to ONT for belly landing after the gear was inop

A-Rods g-4 hitting the new soft barrier installed after the WN incident.

Some airports seem to have alot of incidents ties to them.


LAX seems to have alot of fateful flights originate there.

Swissair crash off long island
Egyptair crash into atlantic
TWA 800

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User currently offlineLijnden From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3511 times:
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You mean JFK instead of LAX...

SR111 was a JFK-Geneva flight
Egyptair was also JFK-Cairo flight
TWA 800 was JFK-CDG



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User currently offlineSurfrider1978 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3496 times:



Quoting Lijnden (Reply 1):

They all originated at LAX before JFK


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

Quoting Surfrider1978 (Reply 2):
Quoting Lijnden (Reply 1):


They all originated at LAX before JFK

SR 111 did not originate in LAX.

Also, the aircraft used for TW 800 arrived at JFK from ATH as TW 881 at 1638.

[Edited 2008-02-29 11:20:38]

User currently offlineZTagged From Niger, joined Oct 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

Superstitious! I wouldn't quite call these airports 'hexed', as a metric fuckton of traffic goes through them every day, so I'm sure incidents are bound to happen. JFK and LAX especially fit this profile. I'm sure if you did a ratio of # of incidents per year to # of flights per year, and compared it to another airfield (Let's use PIT), I'm sure you'd find the ratios are fairly similar to some extent.


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User currently offlineBruin787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 117 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3327 times:



Quoting Surfrider1978 (Thread starter):

waaaaa?

LAX has been the final destination for a lot of fateful flights, 3 of the 4 9/11 flights for example, SQ006, and both 191's for AA and DL, etc. But in terms of origin, after Egypt Air 990, I think you have to go back to 1979 for the next one.



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User currently offlineUS330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

It's not an issue of these airports being cursed in regards to terrorist attacks. It's just that terrorists would likely prefer to attack flights bound or leaving from airports like LAX and JFK because they are big markets and will garner lots of attention.
In regards to non-terrorist incidents, I am willing to bet that if you looked at the data analyzing the flight records at all the major airports in the world, the odds of any one flight crashing are probably around the same--basically, the law of averages.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9817 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

Burbank has a short runway, so diversions will go to other airports nearby with longer runways and better emergency facilities if pilots declare an emergency.

I also think Burbank might be well covered since it is in LA and the media can easily pick up on it. The same stories wouldn't come out of a similarly sized airport out in Kansas since no one would care.



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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3216 times:



Quoting Bruin787 (Reply 5):
LAX has been the final destination for a lot of fateful flights, 3 of the 4 9/11 flights for example, SQ006, and both 191's for AA and DL, etc. But in terms of origin, after Egypt Air 990, I think you have to go back to 1979 for the next one.

So?
all airlines should stop flying to LAX? Or maybe besides the air marshalls , airlines should carry an exorcist too?


User currently offlineSurfrider1978 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3193 times:



Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 8):

Okay, now you are going way overboard, were just speculating a superstition not saying the airports should close or clamp down on flights to/from these places


User currently offlineKrje1980 From Norway, joined Feb 2006, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3133 times:



Quoting Bruin787 (Reply 5):
LAX has been the final destination for a lot of fateful flights, 3 of the 4 9/11 flights for example, SQ006, and both 191's for AA and DL, etc.

And let's not forget Oceanic Flight 815. . .

Sorry, couldn't resist  Wink


User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

In the development of DEN, the airport had a lot of controversy from the runway patterns to the cornerstone. You can look on this site:

www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Denver_Airport.html



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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3083 times:



Quoting Krje1980 (Reply 10):
And let's not forget Oceanic Flight 815. . .

 rotfl 
Oh man, I was just about to put that in.


Nice!




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User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 576 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Isn´t (or at least wasn´t at some point) BKK haunted?

User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1494 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3013 times:



Quoting Surfrider1978 (Thread starter):

Famous B6 incident of the sideways nosegear - diverted to LAX after takeoff

I could be completely wrong but wasn't that flight ONT-JFK ?



Vhq



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User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 576 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2996 times:



Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 14):
I could be completely wrong but wasn't that flight ONT-JFK ?

But the grand arrival occured at LAX.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Denver is supposidly cursed because they built over a indian burial ground and found bodies, they also managed to bury a front-end-loader...


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