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UA B737 Diverted To AMA  
User currently offlineTrayfam From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

A United 737 on its way from DFW to DEN was diverted to AMA this afternoon after it lost power in engine #1.

I believe the reg number is N390UA, which was the first 37 to be painted in United's new colors, ironically in AMA.

I witnessed the landing, which was extraordinarily smooth even minus one engine and in a strong wind.

Mechanics have been flown in from DEN and repairs are being made.

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User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

UA has a way with their a/c and losing engines. Does this happen a lot with other a/c with other airlines? I know UA 777's have had a lot of emergency but you would expect that seeing how they are the largest operator of this a/c.


UA777222



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User currently offlineUnited4everDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

looks like it landed in DEN 20 minutes ago. Only 10 hours late

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

To me, it's surprising that they would divert to AMA on such a short trip. AMA is just 360 miles from DEN. Couldn't the 737 just fly the remainder of the trip on one engine?

If it had 1,000 miles to go, I would understand, but it seems to me like this was a waste of time and money. Of course, I'm no expert, so maybe I'm missing something.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6001 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Well since all are safe I guess I can say. Maybe they will just repaint it while its there. Isn't that where they have been painting them?

ASSFO



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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

To me, it's surprising that they would divert to AMA on such a short trip. AMA is just 360 miles from DEN. Couldn't the 737 just fly the remainder of the trip on one engine?

If it had 1,000 miles to go, I would understand, but it seems to me like this was a waste of time and money. Of course, I'm no expert, so maybe I'm missing something.


Whenever a plane loses an engine it almost always diverts to the nearest airport for safety precautions. Would you want to be on that plane flying with one engine?


User currently offlineUAMAYBACH1239 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

Can you imagine if for some reason it could not make those few extra miles,
you would have loss of life and 1 foot in the grave for UA. better safe than sorry, SAFETY FIRST!!!



a/c flown 737-222/322/522 757/747-1-2-4, 767-2-3, 777-2-3, A319-20, DC10-10-30, L1011-3-5, 727-222adv, MD85-90 flyourfri
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

>>>>>>To me, it's surprising that they would divert to AMA on such a short trip. AMA is just 360 miles from DEN. Couldn't the 737 just fly the remainder of the trip on one engine?

>>>>>>If it had 1,000 miles to go, I would understand, but it seems to me like this was a waste of time and money. Of course, I'm no expert, so maybe I'm missing something.

>>>Whenever a plane loses an engine it almost always diverts to the nearest airport for safety precautions.

Here in the US, the US FARs dictate that if it's a twin (as most are these days), and engine failure or shutdown occurs, you go to "the nearest suitable airport in point-of-time". If you're on an aircraft with 3 or 4 engines, the option is there to continue to the original destination if doing so is deemed just as safe as going to the nearest suitable etc. etc..




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