ContinentalCLE From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Continental Airlines flight 216 from Houston to Minneapolis was diverted to Oklahoma City Thursday morning after flight attendants smelled smoke in the galley.
Will Rogers World Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney said the Boeing 737, carrying 75 people, landed without injury.
Carney said airport and Oklahoma City firefighters found no evidence of fire inside the plane. She also said maintenance workers at the airport now believe the odor was caused by a cleaning fluid in the galley.
Carney said officials with Houston-based Continental are now examining the plane to determine if it's safe to continue the flight. But they've summoned another jet in case problems are found.
She said if the second jet is used, it could carry about 50 people and the remaining passengers would be booked on other Continental flights from Oklahoma City to Minneapolis.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21025 posts, RR: 60 Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
Confirmed. They use 735s, currently with 6/106 (will become 8/106).
Flight 216 is IAH-OKC-MSP, and it was the OKC-MSP segment that became delayed (aircraft replaced with EMB145, which they also use on the IAH-OKC router). Loads IAH-OKC may be higher than the continuing segment to MSP.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
CO216 ops IAHMSP nonstop... OKC was the diversion. Orig aircraft was Ship 654, a 735. If the flight swapped to an ERJ for the continuation on to MSP, the software has no provision for that. Thus it still shows Ship 654 all the way though.
Rampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 7 Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1613 times:
Hi Guys, I hate to beat a dead horse, but its a day later, and maybe we can put this to rest! FLIFO still shows flt 216 IAH-MSP operating with ship 654. It diverted to OKC, then continued to MSP arriving a bit tardy at 1409. The aircraft then operated flight 171 from MSP to EWR, arriving at 1859. It goes to RDU this morning.
They may have originally planned to swap it out to an RJ, but apparently they decided to stick with the original A/C.