Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
Technically, you are correct. However, due to noise ordinances in New York City and Queens County where the airport is, LGA does close at midnight.
Sounds like everything is pretty much okay, though. This kind of incident occurs all over the US all the time (perhaps once or twice a month, maybe more). It's the first evac of a 717 that I've heard of.
Also, the article makes the statement:
But the pilot managed to land the plane safely at La Guardia then opened the plane's emergency chutes.
Isn't it the responsibility of the FAs to open the chutes? Or can it be centrally controlled on the 717?
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Ezra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 462 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2611 times:
A related question about the LGA curfew. Does it apply to just departures, or to arrivals as well? What if a flight from, say, Dallas is running late and would arrive past midnight. Does it have to divert to JFK?