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LGA Closed Due To Emergency Landing  
User currently offlinePshifrin From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 255 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Local news just reported LGA closed due to emergency landing. Anyone have more info?

Due to DISABLED A/C, the La Guardia Airport (LGA) was closed as of Mar 26 at 10:50 pm EST. The date/time when the airport is expected to reopen is not known.

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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Doesn't LGA have a curfew anyway?


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

I read on CNN's Headline News that it was an Air Tran aircraft which made an emergency landing because it was "emitting smoke" (whtevr that means). I'm still trying to get more details.

aw


User currently offlinePshifrin From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Article: A little scary, sounds like the LCD panels went out.

http://1010wins.com/topstories/winstopstories_story_086065011.html


User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

Are there any pictures?

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

Technically, there is no curfew at LGA.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineMf3864 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

CNN reported NO smoke in the cabin or cockpit. Just electrical problems. Pilots in control at all times.


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

Yyz717:

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?



Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

THE VIA STRIKES AGAIN! TWA had this happen once when the 717's were new. Fortunately, it was VFR.TC


FL450, M.85
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

Was it a Dc-9? They emit smoke a lot! I wonder what they would do if they saw a 707?  Laugh out loud


Go big or go home
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Elwood: It could be that the pilot ordered the FAs to use the chutes, as opposed to airstairs or just going to the gate.

User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

Anyone know what runway they landed on?

Or where the plane is now?




Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1361 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

it was a 717. Flight 356 from ATL. The a/c is out of service in LGA.

User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 471 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2992 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?

User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

Arrivals to LGA are allowed after midnight. In fact, even a few departures are allowed for special flights like sports charters, which come and go after midnight.

And obviously, planes arriving late are allowed to still land at LGA.

The time restrcitions are mainly for noise, most of which caused by departures.



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

I was wondering what hanger it is in, if any.

Parked outside even, maybe?



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

it was a 717...

that's a suprise. I wonder how many of the ex-THY DC-9's are left in service?


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

I'm a little surprised that they didn't send the plane to EWR. I would think that the longer runways at EWR would potentially be a help to the crew, and AirTran does have ops at EWR as well.

Jeff


User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1361 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

The a/c in question is actually already back in ATL. It was ferried in and will remain out of service until all repairs are complete.



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