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Emergency Landing At DET Yesterday  
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2843 times:

Does anyone know about the emergency landing at DET- Detroit City Airport yesterday?

I was told this second hand and it sounded like a major airliner landed there with an engine problem. It must have been a major enough problem that it couldn't fly to DTW.

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User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 2791 times:

It was not any major airline...a private plane lost an engine after it caught on fire...no injuries the plane landed fine.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Ditto on it not being a major airline; DET's runway is too short and too narrow even for "normal" airline ops, let alone ABnormal ones...



User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

I wouldn't say that- it could easily land a lot of a/c if there was an emergency, remember Pro Air flew 737-400s out of there and Southwest used to fly there a decade ago.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

>>>remember Pro Air flew 737-400s out of there and Southwest used to fly there a decade ago.

Yep, they did, but they flew "normally in/out of DET. In fact, SWA dumped DET because of the city's failure to extend/widen 15-33.

Personally, I can assure you that had I an inbound DET flight with an emergency, I'd dismiss DET's 5,090' by 100' runway and divert the flight to the 9,000' by 150' runway at nearby Selfridge (MTC), or any of DTW's multiple runways. Better ARFF at DTW too...



selfridge 9,000 x 150


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Selfridge was closed last summer because they were reconstructing the runway, don't know if they are finished yet.

They couldn't extend DET's runways, there is a cemetary on each end.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7771 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Selfridge reopened back in the fall.

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