OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
Only thing that comes to mind is that they may have had a hydraulic system problem, i.e. a leak, and the sand on the taxiway was to contain and soak up the fluid until the aircraft could be moved and the taxiway completely cleaned up.
Did you happen to notice if they towed the aircraft in from its position on the taxiway to the gate? Nosegear steering is on the "A" hyraualic system, so if towed in, that'd be the one that failed/leaked. It happens once in awhile...
Kevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 727 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
Poor ATA this is the second problem in like a month or a little over a month. The last thing was the 757-300 overun at MDW. I hope nothing really bad happened to the 737-800. i hope that is is going to be airborn again soon.