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737 Off Runway At PIT  
User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8702 times:

Link:
http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/3414981/detail.html

Looks like a 737 flying CLT-PIT hit an owl and lost control upon arrival in Pittsburgh. There's a picture inside that article.

I didn't know we had owls around here.  Confused



R

[Edited 2004-06-14 18:36:58]

27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePotomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8623 times:

i'm hoping there's more to the story than this...or else that's one big, scary owl.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8617 times:

This is very lucky and none of injuries onboard with US Airways today. It is seen everything is good.

User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8618 times:

Why did they have to wait that long for their baggage???

User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8595 times:

Thankfully there were no injuries. Is this a regular flight for USAirways? The article said this happened at 3:20am.


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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8569 times:

Is this a regular flight for USAirways? The article said this happened at 3:20am.

Yes. The flight was running several hours late. Flight 1076 is scheduled to arrive around 11:30 PM.

Why did they have to wait that long for their baggage???

They probably had to wait until the 737 was pulled out of the mud and the baggage could be unloaded.


R


User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8523 times:

I just checked the Flifo for this flight, sounds like it was a bad day at US Airways!

They had a flight return to stand at ORD, due mechanical, it eventually left a couple of hours late and was due to go to Tampa via Pittsburgh. A replacement aircraft was provided in PIT to avoid delaying all those passengers. The replacement aircraft was diverted from TPA to MCO due weather, and eventually arrived in TPA 4hrs 55mins late. It then flew TPA-CLT making up some time enroute, then flew the TPA-PIT flight making up almost an hour in lost time, presumably due to fairly empty skies.

At least it got out of ORD before the complete groundstop on eastbound flights around 5pm!!!


User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8424 times:

here is an article with more details:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/06/14/national1242EDT0590.DTL



"Ever seen a grown man naked?"
User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8422 times:
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What runway was this on? If it was landing on 17/35 I could understand but its not like 9L/27R and 9R/27L are really short.

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8380 times:

What runway was this on? If it was landing on 17/35 I could understand but its not like 9L/27R and 9R/27L are really short

I think you got your numbers wrong, none of those exist at PIT. I'm assuming you meant 14/32 and 10L/28R and 10R/28L.

As for the arriving runway, I'm not sure.


R


User currently offlineRthrbeflying86 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8349 times:

It happened on 10L according to the news broadcast linked above. The runways you were referring to are at PHL. Also, this didn't have anything to do with runway length, the plane just veered off of the side.

Dan



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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2462 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8122 times:

Maybe it was the Hooter's Air owl..........




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User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8094 times:

Thats gotta be one BIG owl. Hehe. Glad everyones ok. Never heard of a bird strike on the landing gear that could cause so much damage.

American762



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User currently offlineCXA340 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 51 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8043 times:

So if it was a turkey instead of an owl, who gets to keep it? I hope someone notified USAirways catering, turkey dinner for the evening meal.

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8021 times:
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Oh, whoops I read it as PHL.:o

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8016 times:
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Oh, whoops I read it as PHLEmbarrassment What runway was he landing on in PIT?

User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7927 times:

So have they removed it, I want to fly to PIT to check it out. ( please be there, please be there lol)


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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7881 times:

What runway was he landing on in PIT?

Rwy 10L.


R


User currently offlineFlyinggizmo From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7812 times:

N670UW, I read it was 28R. And the bird appears to be a turkey/hawk kind. And yes, it has been removed.

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7692 times:

N670UW, I read it was 28R.

It may have been. I was just taking that from the poster above that said it was 10L.



R


User currently offlineDeltabobo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7380 times:

According to the news story on the website, the plane was landing on 10L at PIT. When it touched down, the owl hit the nose gear and snapped a control cord on the wheel, causing the pilots to lose control while landing.


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User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6620 times:

It sounds somewhat funny "hit an owl which disabled a system..."
Did the Owl get into the flight deck and pull some switches?

Good to hear nothing serious happened though!



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6522 times:

Is that still anything else about what happening with PIT today?

User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6373 times:

Can anyone get a regi off of the damaged plane?

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineAwschucksflyer From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6269 times:

DO you think the passengers thought this event to be a hoot?...

25 NWA330Tony : the aircraft was landing west to east so it landed 10L. but the incident happened 34 up the runway which is why its has been referred to as 28R same r
26 NWADC9 : I missed the breaking news from that day, but I got a followup the next day.
27 Post contains images Redngold : Who-Who-WHOOOOO put that plane there?
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