BigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2360 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 7958 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!!!
Rthrbeflying86 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 243 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 7784 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.
Deltabobo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 201 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 6815 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.
Dispatchers...saving pilots from themselves and their egos since 1938!