Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3424 times:
A NW pilot faces a 45-day suspension for trying to land in high winds and an apparent tornado, officials said. Michael Hughes "was careless and endangered the lives and property of others" when he tried to land the DC-9 in Sioux Falls., in June according to the FAA suspension order issued Tuesday. He can fly pending appeal. His union attorney was not available; the airline had no comment.
South Dakota had 67 tornadoes that day, tying a national record for the most in a state in a 24-hour period. Passengars likened the experience to pushing the jet sideways. Hughes finally landed in Omaha.
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2700 times:
Wow, I have to tell you being someone who is learning to fly and would love to fly for a commercial airline I would abort any landing that looked questionable due to weather or otherwise, it seems common sense but being 20 minutes late sure beats the alternatives, and hey leave those DC-9s alone!
InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
"it seems common sense but being 20 minutes late sure beats the alternatives"
You obviously haven't lived in the midwest/plains during a severe weather outbreak. Supercells, thunderstorms, and tornado outbreaks can last for up to 4 or 5 hours as they "freight train" over an area.
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Cmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
Nice move by the Korean Pilots. High crosswind landing. I thought after the AA crash in Arkansas, airline carriers required pilots to diveret if the weather was threatening beyond normal conditions. As well as both flying pilots must set and verify speed break.