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User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1592 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

A Comair CRJ operating as Delta Connection flight 5491 from Atlanta to Huntsville, Alabama has made an emergency landing in Rome, Georgia. No injuries reported but fire onboard is suspected.

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User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Do you know any other details? If you find any, please let us know. Thanks.

User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

According to DELTA CRS aircraft still in Rome GA
Paxs being bussed at the moment to Huntsville
Cheers!
Tony


User currently offlineM717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Here's a link to a local news story. It says they diverted due to smoke in the cabin. The smoke was traced to a "suspicious" lavatory fire.

http://11alive.com/news/news_article.asp?storyid=31517


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1802 times:

Yes the plane was on its way here to Huntsville, only a 30 minute flight usually. The smoke was caused by someone lighting a piece of newspaper in the lav. THe paper has been sent to the FBI crime lab to analyze it for fingerprints. 48 pax on board, i think that they can expect to be interviewed by the FBI. That's a serious crime, lighting something like that.

bruce



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

How far away from the ATL airport is Rome, GA?


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineNdege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

"Well, Agent Waldo, I wasn't smoking in the lav. The paper was smoking."

BL


User currently offlineAroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

"It smelled really really bad and I was too embarrased to open the door so I....."

User currently offlineNdege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

They say lighting a match is a better air freshener than Lysol. I read that in some advice column once.

BL


User currently offlineAroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

If lighting a match is better than lysol then imagine what lighting an entire CRJ would do!

User currently offlineNdege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

I think you're on to something there. I'm sure the FBI won't mind if they give it any thought.

BL


User currently offlineHSVXJ From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

More info on the emergency landing and investigation here-

http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/1052502487319020.xml

http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/105264480799580.xml

chRis



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