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AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC  
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7211 times:

Thankfully no injuries but I understand there are some cancellations as a result:

http://www.richmondtimesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/MGArticle/RTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031779838874


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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2049 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7109 times:

On the news here in Dallas, they're saying that 2 runways had to be shut down.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7079 times:

Article says it was trying to make a U-turn from one runway to another? Was just looking at the airnav.com map of RIC, might have been going from 16 to 20 or 20 to 16, they just about intersect at the ends.

User currently offlineBoeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7008 times:

Thankfully no injuries. What would cause him to slide across the runway? There was no ice reported was there or was his taxi speed to fast?




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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17186 posts, RR: 66
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6937 times:

Burst tire?
Too much coffee caused hand to twitch?



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineN808DE From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6838 times:

Weather (i.e. ice) would not have been a factor since it was in the 40s this a.m.

This is my hometown airport and I'll be back there tomorrow. I can't say what fully caused this, but I don't think the intersection of the runways had anything to do with it. According to the article I read:

"the pilot of the American Airlines MD-80 jet ''underestimated the turning radius'' of his aircraft and taxied off the runway into a grassy patch where the airport's two commercial runways come together in a ''V.'' The two runways handle 98 percent of the flights at the Richmond airport."

Hopefully this mess will clear before tomorrow...flights in and out of RIC are still delayed/cancelled today.


User currently offlineCRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6828 times:

Big thanks to AA for messing things up for the rest of us in dispatch working flights into RIC.  Angry I am glad that noone was hurt though.


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User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3674 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6711 times:

Looks like Joe Patroni just lost another night off.


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User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6644 times:

Looks like Joe Patroni just lost another night off.

LMAO! Of course that would mean Patroni was senior enough to keep his job
after the "merger". It probably killed him to iron that "AA" patch over the TWA one.....


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4863 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6607 times:
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ANOTHER AA MD-80 runway incident...  Insane


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User currently offlineAirplaneslover From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6328 times:

I think the same thing happened at PVD earlier this week

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

And the rego# is.....?

Justin


User currently offlineAirCascadia From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

Here is another copy of the story,

RICHMOND, Va. Dec 23, 2004 — An American Airlines plane preparing for takeoff went off the runway and became stuck in mud Thursday at Richmond International Airport, shutting the two main runways and delaying nearly all incoming flights, an airport spokesman said.

American Airlines flight 1239, bound for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, was mired at the grassy juncture of the two main runways around 8:20 a.m., airport spokesman Troy Bell said. The runways handle 98 percent of all air traffic, he said. A third runway used for regional jets was still operational.

None of the 129 passengers or five crew members on the MD-80 was injured, Bell said. Passengers were being evacuated and Bell said he expected it to take a couple of hours before the plane could be freed from the mud.

It appears the pilot "underestimated his turning radius" and drove off the runway, Bell said. He said weather was not a factor.


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

"underestimated his turning radius" - maybe he saw a hot A.net spotter somewhere nearby


The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4682 times:

maybe he saw a hot A.net spotter somewhere nearby

Unfortunately, (from what they tell me anyway) RIC Police have an arrest policy in place. Strike 1 = warning, strike 2 = arrest. I was so tempted to get a few shots of the stuck plane yesterday, but I'm not willing to find out if strike 2 is true yet.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

Unfortunately, (from what they tell me anyway) RIC Police have an arrest policy in place. Strike 1 = warning, strike 2 = arrest.

What's strike three? 10 years to life in front of the firing squad?


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5727 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

"It probably killed him to iron that "AA" patch over the TWA one....."

And Jack Frye, Howard Hughes, Charles Lindbergh, and Ralph Damon are spinning in their graves while they're at it...



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

What's strike three?

They did'nt get that far, but knowing them, its probably the chair.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4474 times:

what happens to a pilot when he drives the plane off the runway into a ditch and something like this happens? does the FAA get involved or does AA shell out the disciplinary actions?

thanks!
AA777jr


User currently offlineFlack4ric From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

Go3... the chair? Since when did RIC PD get such a reputation?

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