AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6266 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13877 times:
The F/O was reinstated but later fired over another situation from my understanding. Anyone remember the incident with the Flt. attendant catching 2 WN pilots with a little less then full uniform on during a flight? Same F/O.....
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
Quoting Mav75 (Reply 17): Is that for real or are you just kidding? Either way, it's pretty funny.
If its true it has to be a pretty sick feeling knowing the mistake you made just ended your career. But in that line of work the pilot should be happy that his mistake didn't end his life and that of everyone else on the jet.
But maybe he saw Chevron had a really good price on gas and was trying to save WN some money
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11395 times:
Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 20): Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 7):
Yep that is WN's only incident.
I believe a similar accident occured at MDW, a WN 737 overran, crashed through a cement wall, and stopped halfway onto Cicero Ave...it was a while back, but I'm almost certain it was WN.
Nope, it was an ATA 757.
WN has had 3 landing incidents, all in california.
BUR (over ran runway)
ONT (Landing gear would not come out)
SFO/SAN? I think- where a planeover ran a runway and went into the mud.
then again that could also be BNA
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
Here's a summary from that link. They also have a nice photo with the aircraft next to the Chevron gas station sign. It's a little more than halfway down the page. In summary:
"As Southwest Flight 1455 descended toward Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport on the evening of 5 March 2000, warnings began sounding, according to transcripts released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Captain Howard Peterson, who was flying the jet, and co-pilot J D Erwin continued to descend.
6:10:47 pm Warning: "Whoop, whoop, pull up, whoop, whoop, pull up, whoop, whoop, pull up, whoop, whoop, pull up."
6:10:53 Peterson: "That's all right."
6:10:59 Jet touches down.
6:11:15 Erwin: "Need any help?"
6:11:18 Peterson: "(Expletive), Howard. You (expletive)." [cursing himself]
6:11:20 Sound of impacts.
6:11:28 Peterson: "My fault."
6:11:32 Peterson: "My fault."
6:11:37 Peterson (over PA): "And folks, remain seated, remain seated, we're all right."
6:11:42 Air traffic controller: "Response coming now."
6:11:46 Peterson: "Well, there goes my career."
6:11:58 Peterson: "You stupid (expletive)." [again cursing himself]
6:14:09 Peterson (to controllers): "Yeah, you better send the emergency equipment over, uh, uh, we went through the barrier."
6:14:15 Controller: "Affirmative, they should be over there already."
Source: USA Today 11 July 2001; photo credit Kevork Djansezian, Associated Press"
: The BNA mishap was due to a bird being ingested in the port engine during takeoff. The plane was brought to a stop off the runway without injury. It w
: So was he fired or "let go" or does he still remain at WN?
: I heard he was fired...and didn't get his job back on appeal...
28 Falcon flyer
: Actually, not all of Southwest's landing incidents occurred in CA. The company had a -300 depart the runway in Amarillo on 5/24/03 while landing in a
: I find it interesting that everybody keeps calling this BUR "landing" an incident. We need to call it what it was...an accident.
: I havn't heard about this one. Could you tell me a little more? Thanks.
: I think that occurs because some folks may not know that there are specific criteria for an accident/incident, and not knowing that, use "incident" a
: What happens in Vegas, -stays- in Vegas....
: Alex - Atrude777 No, the PHX incident was almost exactly a year later. The BUR accident was in March 2000, the PHX incident was March 2001. Minor poin
: I saw the skidmarks a few days later....pretty impressive... Steve
: I know a lot of WN pilots take steep approachs and finals when they are cleared for visual finals. I don't know if it is from their training or what b
: No, its a point that needs to be corrected and thank you for correcting me, I did not think the date looked right. Thanks for the new info, i admit i
: I didn't notice the gas prices on the sign...I was busy staring in amazement at the car right next to the plane. Can you imagine sitting in that thin
: I bet everyone in the world wishes petrol prices were as low as they were in 2000
: Time would literally stand still. Even if it happened a block in front of you. fluffy
: Maybe this is a stupid question, why would the pilot risk this kind of steep (7 degree approach) and high speed (181 kts ground speed at touchdown) la
: LoL. You answered your own question. He could've done things WAY different, but, you know how some pilot's egos get in the way. (Thinking with his bal
: Thanks fluffy. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything obvious. Those WN pilots do like to come into BUR fairly hot I've noticed, more so
: Please, lets not let this lead into hinting that WN pilots fly in an unsafe manner to save time, fuel etc. I know this might not be where you were he
: They cannot come in any hotter than the runway allows. WN pilots are very safe and actually do more of their own flying/stopping than other airline p