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AA 757 Landing Gear Problems At MIA  
User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 784 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

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I searched and searched and could not find any mention of this incident. I heard about it second hand from passengers on board who described the events more as a "crash." The article makes no specific mention of damage to the a/c and I know there were no injuries. Is there already a thread on this? Anybody have more details?


You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
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User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4085 times:
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Based on my experience at MIA, all I can say is that a ton of stuff happens at MIA and other airports that never make it into the media, either at the time of the event or ever.

This sounds minor as hell to me. Media coverage has increased over the years due to better monitoring of scanners but they still miss incidents.

Don



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User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

DB777 - Thanks...what concerns me is that it was described as a "crash" (as I said, secondhand) with things shaking and flying around the cabin. Probably nothing though.


You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

DB777 - Thanks...what concerns me is that it was described as a "crash" (as I said, secondhand) with things shaking and flying around the cabin. Probably nothing though.

If that's it, then it could've just been a rough landing that to some passengers felt like a crash or that something had gone wrong the aircraft.


User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Things like this do happen all the time not really to report about. Most people dont even hear about most GA crashes.


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User currently offlineSkaggs From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 144 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

I actually saw this incident from the cabin of flight AA 1972 DFW-MIA. I was in seat 6F and we were taxiing in. I was headed to SXM. I observed an AA 757 doing a low flyby with apparently everything down and locked, right by the tower and there was what appeared to be an AS 350 helicopter that was hovering adjacent the tower to help observe. The equipment was rolling down the runway. I went to the Intl gate area for my departure to SXM and attempted to find out more info but it seemed it was a non-event.

Mike
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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3465 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

Must have been this flight:
-0861/07 N5DL MIA-SJU RTND MIA ACCT RH MLG UNABLE TO RETRACT.
LNDD W/O INCDNT. ACFT OTS, FLT CHEQ/RDPTD.

AA861/07Jan MIA-SJU, acft 5DL, returned MIA account Right Hand Main Landing Gear Unable to Retract. Landed without incident [obviously it wasn't even a "hard landing"]. Aircraft OuT of Service. Flight CHanged EQuipment and ReDeParTeD.

Civilian passengers often claim a landing was a "crash" when pilots would classify it as "firm" (meaning we didn't get a good flare, but well within the plane's normal operating limits). My worst 738 landing [a couple of months ago] was like that. A number of folks commented about the "poor" [hard, crash, etc.] landing while a couple of USN folks thanked me for the "gentle reminder" of what a carrier landing "almost" feels like [yep, not quite that hard]. Embarassing as heck, but nobody's perfect...although we try.  Innocent



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User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Thanks Skags and AAR90. Much appreciated. Skags - did you get any good spotting in at SXM?


You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
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