Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8765 times:
Is it the flight from LGA? I went to flightarrivals.com and i dont see the airport closed or any "incidents" reported. where did you hear the info? What is going with the MD80's? Especially with American? Or is it possible that it is an ex TWA MD80? Maybe those have something to do with it?
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8730 times:
Hmmm...we're getting a little snow here in KC, maybe and the winds are pretty calm...I wonder why they'd close the airport...they usually use 1/19, and we have an east and west runway, as well as 9/27...why wouldn't they continue operations on the "good" runway?
Moman From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8717 times:
I doubt these problems are related to the MD80. It only sounds like it since American has over 300 MD80s flying. If anything happens, it's a greater chance to happen to the mad dog because of the greater numbers.
And I highly doubt that TWA birds have any more likelyhood of problems then the AA ones. TWA had some of the newest mad dogs.
Jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 622 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8241 times:
Did it slide off the runway attempting to turn off it or did it go off the end during landing roll out? When conditions are slick the MD80 has a tendency to slide the nose at all but the lowest of speeds due to its length and small nose wheels.
USrampleadSTL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8173 times:
I just finished working three flights that diverted to STL as a result, very nearly cancelled altogether leaving us with a bloody mess (not to mention a near mutiny). Fortunately, they all made it to MCI by about 2am.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7089 times:
>>>I just checked the DRUDGE REPORT, Fox News Channel and all three local TV news stations (ABC, NBC, CBS) in KC. They are not reporting anything.
Recall that the media commonly subscribes to the notion that "if it bleeds, it leads", and conversely, if it doesn't, it doesn't.
From the index at the KC Star...
6. Smattering of snow snarls traffic on KCI runways and area roadways
By JOHN SHULTZ The Kansas City Star
Light snow glazed roads — and apparently runways — around the area Friday night, triggering a spate of wrecks and gumming up more than a few sets of early weekend plans. ... at Bannister Road. At Kansas City International Airport, an MD-80 passenger jet slipped off ...
Saturday, January 29, 2005 (KansasCity.com)
Highliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6955 times:
The MD80 and DC-9 series are somewhat, notorious shall we say, for their ground handling. It's one of the reasons the bird's were dubbed, "the lead sled", this coming from an NW DC-9 pilot. I won't spectulate on the exact reason, the only thing I can think of is that because the aircraft is so tail-heavy it could cause poor traction on the nose wheel therefore making the aircraft somewhat more difficult to steer. Nonetheless these incidents do seem to be happening alot lately and I would think AA will be taking a look at their SOPs.
September11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6238 times:
AA M80 runway-related incidents
JFK (emergency landing)
LIT (thunderstorm landing)
PVD (overrun landing)
RDU? (stuck in mud during taxi)
DEN (landed short of runway)
ORD (bird strike shortly after take off)
ORD (slided off runway)
Airliners.net of the Future
: I once heard from a NW DC-9 pilot that when they are taxiing on icy surfaces, they can actually make the plane move side to side by powering up each e
: can I take a WILD guess and say American?!?! Good lord this is so odd, what the hell is wrong with the MD80's?!?! My first thought as well. How many h
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: You guys are being rather critical of AA here, I can think of several instances in the past year of other airlines such as Delta and NW having aircraf
: Well who own more of those types of airplanes? If there is a tendency in the plane, I would think the one with the most will notice it, eh?
: 2H4: The MD-80 can get quite squirrelly on wet or icy surfaces. Even when going at a slow rate of speed.
: LMP, that's one of the missing factors I was looking for. Thanks for the input. 2H4