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UA A320 Emergency Landing At PHL Yesterday 12/4  
User currently offlineN506CR From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 147 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

Hey folks

yesterday I was in seat 31F onboard AA2185 PHL-MIA (0603-0843) op. by a 757 (nose wheel code 5EL-couldn't get the reg.) While taxiing towards what I believe was rwy. 27L (don't remember very well) the plane suddenly stopped. After holding position for about a minute, the captain announced:

"Ladies and gentleman, well some of you may be wondering why we've stopped, well Philadelphia tower has requested us to hold our position, there's an aircraft with a medical emergency onboard approaching so they've priority to land plus they're doing it in the opposite direction that we'll be taking off so... I know that is sometimes frustrating when you can't see everything so we inform you of what's going on. We'll proceed for departure in about 4 minutes, and with the flight conditions we've today we're probably able to make them up. Please remain seated with your seat belt fastened, and thank you for your understanding."

It was around 6:15 am when a United Airlines A320 (sorry couldn't see the reg.) landed... I believe rwy. 9R. They rolled down and were taxiing pretty fast. Right after them, I'm not sure (sorry it was pretty dark), I think it was an Air Jamaica A320 who departed. Right after them it was our turn.

Any of you heard of this? I wonder what happened?


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User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5604 times:

That was probably the red eye flight from SFO. It gets in earlier than the LAX flight. We didn't hear anything on the afternoon shift about it. But I'll ask around tomorrow.

User currently offlineRunway27right From United States of America, joined May 2004, 131 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5104 times:

Medical emergencies are common occurances. Landing on RW9's while 27's are in use is not common. So it must have been very urgent if that ws the case.

Keeping PHL Spotting Alive Daily!
User currently offlineIDAWA From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

you should have been aboard N679AN, the former "retrojet"

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