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Topic: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: Phileet92
Posted 2009-01-16 09:10:37 and read 11564 times.

CNN just reported an air tran flight from BWI airport circled and returned to the airport

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: Flyingbronco05
Posted 2009-01-16 09:26:10 and read 11447 times.

Not seeing anything on CNN or any other news site.

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: Whappeh
Posted 2009-01-16 09:27:49 and read 11447 times.

There is nothing on TV.

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: Zeke
Posted 2009-01-16 09:34:37 and read 11355 times.

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/18496126/detail.html

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: Pilotboi
Posted 2009-01-16 09:41:16 and read 11307 times.



Quote:
The 155 people on board were OK, with the exception of one person who suffered two broken legs.

It landed safely...but somehow a person broke their legs.

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: MKE22
Posted 2009-01-16 09:42:40 and read 11297 times.



Quoting Zeke (Reply 3):
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/18496126/detail.html

Not many details, but the important thing is that everyone was ok.

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: RicciPettit
Posted 2009-01-16 09:47:17 and read 11262 times.



Quote:
The 155 people on board were OK, with the exception of one person who suffered two broken legs.

Sounds very similar to a quote from the US crash in the Hudson...

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: F9Animal
Posted 2009-01-16 09:49:39 and read 11249 times.



Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 6):
Sounds very similar to a quote from the US crash in the Hudson...



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 4):
It landed safely...but somehow a person broke their legs.

Yeah, it is bull. I saw the live footage of the aircraft on the ground. It was not being evacuated, just being followed by fire and ems. The media really loves to throw in broken legs into every situation lately. Must be a mafia thing....

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: JBirdAV8r
Posted 2009-01-16 09:49:40 and read 11249 times.



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 4):

It landed safely...but somehow a person broke their legs.

I think the article was referring to the US Airways accident. It was a poorly written blurb, and I had to do a double take.

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: Litz
Posted 2009-01-16 11:18:46 and read 10898 times.

155 people in a 737-700 would be a bit interesting ...

You can come close (154?) w/an all economy layout, but FL doesn't run that.

(Yes, it's obviously someone mixing up a quote from the US splashdown)

- litz

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: AirTran737
Posted 2009-01-16 17:08:36 and read 9426 times.

FL's 737's hold 137 plus 5 crew


filler

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: KC135TopBoom
Posted 2009-01-16 17:17:14 and read 9333 times.

The nose gear didn't fail.

Jet lands safely in Baltimore after emergency call


LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — A commercial passenger jet that had reported a possible nosegear problem touched down safely Friday at Baltimore's airport.

AirTran Airways Flight 149 returned to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport at about 12:07, then taxied to a gate, according to airport spokespeople.

AirTran spokesman Tad Hutcheson said the Boeing 737 took off from BWI at 11:08 a.m. with five crew members and 133 passengers, including two infants.

Hutcheson said the flight crew reported seeing an indicator that the nosegear did not retract after take off. The plane did a low fly-by of the airport tower and officials could see that the gear was up, Hutcheson said.

The captain did not declare an in-flight emergency but returned to BWI for maintenance.

"He handled it by the book," Hutcheson said.

Fire and rescue teams responded to the airfield and waited for the circling jet to land.

Mechanics were inspecting the plane to determine if the indicator light was faulty or if there was really a nosegear problem.

The plane was taken out of service, Hutcheson said.

According to Hutcheson, the plane was making its first flight following a maintenance check Thursday night at the airport.


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...OjJ6tpJXCNtgnMILo5g5vV1ugD95ODKK00

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: Honza
Posted 2009-01-17 07:15:05 and read 4341 times.



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 7):
The media really loves to throw in broken legs into every situation lately



Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 8):
155 people in a 737-700 would be a bit interesting

...guys, read the whole thing!!! Last sentence is about US A320!

The safe landing occurred one day after a US Airways plane landed in the Hudson River. The 155 people on board were OK, with the exception of one person who suffered two broken legs.

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: ABQopsHP
Posted 2009-01-17 08:12:46 and read 3897 times.

I like how "they" (the media) also state, "He handled it by the book." I would like to think that all pilots handle it by the book. Some may be sloppy out there but, it is a given that the p.i.c. would do a propper job. shesh.
JD CRPXE

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: JBirdAV8r
Posted 2009-01-17 08:55:47 and read 3571 times.



Quoting Honza (Reply 12):
Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 8):
155 people in a 737-700 would be a bit interesting

...guys, read the whole thing!!! Last sentence is about US A320!

Hey, I didn't say that!  duck 

Topic: RE: Air Tran 737 Nose Gear Failure.
Username: Honza
Posted 2009-01-17 09:13:50 and read 3426 times.



Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 14):
Hey, I didn't say that!

Right, don't know why it put your name to someone else's post. Sorry  Smile


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