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Continental Emergency Landing At LAX?  
User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5964 times:

Did a Continental 757 have an emergency landing at LAX yesterday (Wednesday June 23rd, 2004)? It would have been operating a morning flight from IAH perhaps a 757-300. Someone told me and I thought I'd come here for details-supposedly the flaps did not deploy for landing.


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User currently offlineCOfaninBOS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5910 times:

Yes, it did happen and it was a 757-300 from IAH.

My sister was onboard and called from the plane. She hates flying and called to tell us (my mom and other sister) that they were preparing for a possible crash landing. Here's her story...

Uneventful flight.

Announcement was made that final approach was coming soon and FAs should be seated.

After a few minutes, she noticed they were ascending again. She waited for an announcement but none came.

A few more minutes past and the FAs came through the cabin to look and "see" where they were. They then went to call the cockpit.

A few minutes later, an announcement was made that they would be going through emergency landing instructions because the flaps to slow down the plane were not working.

My sister's and 4 other men were given instructions on how to operate the back door and slide and my sister was told to look after two kids flying with no guardian.

After all was said and done, the pilot made a great landing. My sister said she could tell they were coming in fast but that the landing was smooth and totally uneventful.

Kudos to the pilot and crew.



User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5880 times:

My sister-in-law and baby nephew were on the plane as well. But I hadn't talked to them yet.


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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5863 times:


Any ideas on what could have happened? So was this a no-flaps landing?
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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5837 times:

Yea--apparently it was a no-flaps landing--I would not expect it to make the news or anything.


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User currently offlineIluv2pilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

A no flaps landing is not a big deal at an airport like LAX, with the long runways.

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5672 times:

I don't think you can necessesarily equate a no flaps landing with a 'crash' landing. Planes can land very well--if not a bit fast--withough them.
A bit dramatic in the description....


User currently offlineJeff32 From Brazil, joined Jun 2004, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5602 times:

Good thing they got back safely, but very strange it happened with a new plane like CO753.

User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5599 times:

Glad all is well...think it was total over-reaction and un-necessary to prepare for a "crash landing" in their term.


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5546 times:

I'm sure that they did not say crash landing--More than likely they said emergency landing or some other euphamism. COfaninBos' sister may have called it a crash landing.


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User currently offlineCOfaninBOS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

You are correct. My sister's message on my answering service said crash landing. My sister hates flying and I am sure she was scared out of her mind since she was calling us to tell us how much she loves us and where her dogs were being kenneled just in case.

That said, CO took every precaution necessary. They came through the cabin and had everyone review the emergency landing guidelines. They also had people volunteer to release the doors and slides just in case and made sure that all children were accounted for by some adults.

I just spoke with her again and she said the landing was quite smooth. She noticed they came in at a higher speed and that LAX had fire and other safety crew ready on the ground just in case. Additionally, she claimed that the pilot probably came in with the nose of the plane much higher than normal to probably help reduce some speed in the air (her fiance's observation). She also said she was relieved by the FA crew. They were friendly, calm, and helpful and assured everyone that LAX was the perfect airport to be landing at since they have long runways.



User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 329 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

What aircraft was the one involved in this 'incident?'

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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5271 times:

What aircraft was the one involved in this 'incident?'
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if it was the early flight 1087, then it was ship 854

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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2466 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5221 times:

Good thing they got back safely, but very strange it happened with a new plane like CO753.

It can happen to any airplane, new or old. I experienced a similar situation back in January when I was flying CM EZE-PTY on a B737-700. Flaps did not deploy and after an aborted landing and a 45 minutes overfly of Panama, the pilot performed an emergency landing. The only problem was that the flight was full and since it is consider to be the longest schedule flight in the world for a B737-700, fuel was also an issue. After almost 8 hours in the air and the pilot lowering flaps manually, we finally landed in PTY without any further problems...


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5172 times:

This is very good thing about what happening with CO is making with emergency landing in IAH or LAX today and none of the injuries either.

User currently offlineJaxs170 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

A no flap landing is no big deal, you just have a higher approach speed and longer landing distance. If the thrust reversers and speed brakes are working, there really is no more dnager than what is involved in a regular landing on runways as long as the ones at LAX. If the runways were short, say less than 7000 feet, and/or the plane was very heavy (amongst many things), then it could be an issue.


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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4982 times:


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User currently offlineCOfaninBOS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4832 times:

Not sure if weight was a factor, but the flight was very full. My sister said there appeared to be maybe 5-10 open seats on a 757-300.

User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

That thing had to drop like a rock with no flaps, good to see everything turned out alright.

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3449 posts, RR: 42
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4752 times:
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"if it was the early flight 1087, then it was ship 854"

Given it's recent history, I would have expected it to be ship 859.



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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

This raises a good question.

I know that at least on some airlines there is a master switch for the cabin telephones in the cockpit. I've never seen a procedure to turn them off, but wouldn't that be a good idea in situations like this, to keep from stirring up a media frenzy?



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