Groundstop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6 Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2516 times:
Read more closely. The flight didn't land at EYW, it landed at NQX....which is Navy Key West. RWY 7-25 is more than capable of handling any civilian aircraft. AA often uses NQX as a diversion point when MIA is experiencing thunderstorms on the field.
Groundstop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6 Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1696 times:
Yup, thats what I'm referring to. I doubt NQX is ever the planned alternate for MIA. But if RSW, TPA, MCO, FLL, etc...all have TSRA, NQX is in AA's ops specs as a suitable diversion point. At one point either this past summer or the one before, they had at least 5 aircraft there at one time...everything from 738's up to AB6's.