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AA MD-80 Incident At ORD  
User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5167 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 13113 times:

An AA MD-80 departing ORD for PHL has returned to ORD after suffering an engine fire in the No.1 engine. All 3 network affiliates in Chicago, 2,5, and 7 are covering the event.

It appears that the fire caused chunks of the engine cowling to come off, and based on information from a news chopper, one or more of the chunks landed in a park near ORD.

The plane landed on 32L, and is sitting on a taxiway. The passengers have disembarked via a set of stairs brought up to the L1 door.

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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12980 times:

The plane is tail number N253AA.

User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3029 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12951 times:

Supposely it was a bird strike, since they found a dead bird by some of the debris. They are showing shots of the left engine, and it looks like there is a hole in the engine.

User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3029 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12920 times:

Here is a link to the what happened. They have pictures of the airplane on the ground.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/091604_ns_ohare.html




User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12904 times:

is this the AA M80?

Ship # N253AA


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12900 times:

nope it's N453AA, my apologies


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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12845 times:

here is local CBS news (Channel 2) link to some pics

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_260154812.html



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12812 times:

Here is the ABC News

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/


and NBC News


http://www.nbc5.com/index.html



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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12741 times:

Here is the latest news as of 4PM this afternoon... from the Chicago Tribune.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-040916plane,0,4327525.story?coll=chi-newsbreaking-hed



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User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12724 times:

Here's the Chicago Tribune story:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-040916plane,0,4327525.story?coll=chi-newsbreaking-hed


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12703 times:


Looks like the plane landed on 9R not 32L as mentioned earlier....



User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12571 times:

Looks like the plane landed on 9R not 32L as mentioned earlier....  Insane

Who gives a hoot if it landed on 9R or 32L or 22R or 14R. What's important is that it didnt land on Golf Mill Mall or someplace like that and that everyone's safe.



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12506 times:

I give a hoot. I like detail. 32L on the arrival. Now which runway did it take off on?
safe



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12449 times:

I *HATE HATE HATE* news coverage of aviation events. The CBS 2 story was terrible, and the reporter from ABC 7 was only slightly better. DO SOME RESEARCH SO-CALLED 'journalists'. They make it sound as if it's a huge undertaking to fly an MD-80 on one engine.


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User currently offlineAa717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 12389 times:

Dan Rather just found documents proving that George Bush was involved in the engine failure and that the bird may have been planted as a coverup...

Sorry, all you journalists out there deserve it!TC



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 12018 times:

Actually, I thought the Channel 2 coverage was ok. Jim Tilmon, who does weather and science stories is a retired AA captain, and his son is a pilot with US. He usually makes the other reporters look like a bunch of idiots.

The only journalist who handles aviation stories well is Lester Holt. His father was an Air Force mechanic.


User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3607 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11965 times:

They make it sound as if it's a huge undertaking to fly an MD-80 on one engine.

It is when that other engine is damaged as well, as this one appears to be (looks like there's damage to both engines to me, though #1 is completely fried).

Must have gone through a pretty big flock of birds.



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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11590 times:

Sorry, I think it WAS 253AA, not 453AA.


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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11504 times:

Jim Tilmon is awesome. He is very knowledgeable. I was on a AA flight from
DFW to ORD with him, he was a passenger.

PIA777



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22718 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11465 times:

A couple of the pictures on CBS' site show it as N253AA.


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User currently offlineFlick70 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11414 times:

Ok, this is spooky! I flew PHL-ORD last night (9/15/04)! Our flight (AA Flt#1569) was delayed due to ATC traffic, and I ended up landing in ORD at about 11:30 PM CDT instead of the scheduled 7:14 PM CDT.

I didn't get the reg# of the plane, but can anyone in the know tell me if this was the same bird?

Wow....



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User currently offlineAFROTC From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11323 times:

hmmm, very interesting this incident...


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User currently offlineMoman From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 11036 times:

Glad to hear no one was hurt. Must have been scary to be a passenger on that flight.

Moman



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User currently offlineClipper707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10978 times:

Good thing the MAD-DOGS are a stable aircraft. Great job on the crews part!
Thank God everyone is ok.



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User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 917 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10862 times:

This is why these pilots get paid the big bucks and why flight training is so extensive. Excellent job to those pilots who safely brought those passengers/crew and aircraft back home safely. As for the bird(s), well im sure it didnt feel a thing.

25 Post contains images CcrlR : I *HATE HATE HATE* news coverage of aviation events. The CBS 2 story was terrible, and the reporter from ABC 7 was only slightly better. DO SOME RESEA
26 Qantasguy : The first report says it landed on a taxiway - CRAZY!!
27 Philaboy : My father flew AA 1941 PHL-ORD today on an MD80. When i overheard something on the local news i heard the words "American Airlines", "chicago", "phila
28 BishopOfPHL : During the brief local news coverage of this incident in the local PHL news, they were interviewing the passengers who had been on the flight and had
29 Pecevanne : I was number 8 for take off on runway 32 left from t-10. I couldn't hear any emergency because tower freq, was 132.7 instead 120.75. The only thing th
30 ATLhomeCMH : USA Today is reporting it was a goose that was sucked through the engine. I'm no expert on birds, but I'm pretty sure that a goose is a good-sized bir
31 Post contains images CactusA319 : Who gives a hoot if it landed on 9R or 32L or 22R or 14R. What's important is that it didnt land on Golf Mill Mall or someplace like that and that ev
32 Ckfred : I haven't seen a report indicating from which the flight departed, but the FAA spokesman said it landed on 32L. Also, based on the location of where t
33 Post contains images 22right : Yeah of course it landed safely. Considering the fact that pilots train extensively on engine-out take-off procedures, the chances of the plane "land
34 Post contains images Western737 : On the report from http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/today/sky.htm which stated, "One goose believed to have died". DUH! Yeah, ever heard a bird
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