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CO 737 Evacuates At HOU  
User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2256 posts, RR: 13
Posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6561 times:

Just saw on CNN HN a CO 737 evacuated at HOU after reporting some sort of emergency. More info to follow.

Update: busses have arrived plane side to pick up passengers, which are standing in a grassy area "between runways" as reported by CNN HN. If you tune to CNN HN, they have live video of the plane sitting on the runway and the pax standing around after being evacuated. Apparently video is from affiliate KPRC in Houston. http://www.kprc.com

[Edited 2005-07-01 21:46:47]

Update: FAA reporting gate holds and airborne delays of 15 minutes at this time.

[Edited 2005-07-01 21:54:47]


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6497 times:

It was at IAH, not HOU. Then again, KPRC is calling it a 747...  Wink

User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2256 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6508 times:

KPRC has update, apprently the emergency was an engine fire, and the aircraft departed IAH for CLE, flight 744, and turned around and landed at IAH, not HOU as earlier reported.

1 passenger injured during evacuation.

KPRC is reporting it's a 747... ha ha, surely a typo. It's either a 738 or 739.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/4676241/detail.html



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User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2256 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6476 times:

According to SABRE, the aircraft was scheduled to be a 738.


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User currently offlineBluejackets From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 280 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6407 times:

Quoting QQflyboy (Reply 2):
KPRC is reporting it's a 747... ha ha, surely a typo. It's either a 738 or 739.

Wow, CO bringing back the 747 today... what a surprise!


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[Edited 2005-07-01 22:24:15]


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User currently offlineWdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6359 times:

It is a 738 as i reported in my topic i created. QqFlyboy posted his post just as i was posting mine and beat me to it. It is at IAH, the flight was 744.

User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3389 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6276 times:
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For the record, it's Ship 234 .. N16234
CO 744 IAHCLE....



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6255 times:

That's what "confused" those insightful news reporters. I mean, why waste time checking facts if it means you won't be "first" to report on a routine event?

A 744 is, of course, a 747-400. Flight CO744 must be too! Big grin



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User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2256 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6217 times:

Quoting Bluejackets (Reply 4):
Wow, CO bringing back the 747 today... what a surprise!

To Cleveland no less!



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User currently offlineRichardnhsv From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6142 times:

Jetliner makes emergency landing
July 1, 2005

HOUSTON, Jul 01, 2005 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- A Continental Airlines flight bound for Cleveland had to turn back to Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport Friday after smoke was reported in an engine.

Continental confirmed Flight 744 returned to the airport and landed safely Friday afternoon. A witness on the ground reported seeing flames shooting from one of the 737's engines as it landed, KHOU-TV, Houston, reported.

"I head a rattling noise," said Dean Philpot. "I saw the 737 coming in and it had flames shooting out maybe 15, 20 feet."

The flight carried 155 passengers and five crewmembers. No injuries were reported.

KHOU said the passengers would buses to the terminal and put on another flight to Cleveland.


United Press International
Copyright 2005 by United Press International.



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User currently offlineFlyinround731 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6031 times:

You should hear some of the news reports now. "Tonight on the news... Slide for your life!!! See how this Continental flight to Cleveland turned into an amusement park ride!!" I guess they'll say anything for high ratings.
-Joe


User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4921 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5831 times:

If the fire was extingished by the time they stopped on the runway, I am surprised that they didn't hold the pax onboard until a transport bus could arrive.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5798 times:

It doesn't sound like they shut the engine down in flight after the fire and explosions. Wouldn't it have been the right thing to do? Or maybe the news reports just missed that point?


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User currently offlineErj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5743 times:

Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 11):

The last thing that you want to do is leave the passengers on a plane that is/was burning. You don't know for 100% sure that the fire is totally extinguished, and you don't want to have to hustle 155 scared people off using half the available exits in 90 seconds.

The landing wasn't too smooth either, the two right main gear tires blew out so I know that those PAX got jarred pretty well.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5731 times:

If the fire was licking the wing/belly as stated by witnesses (who are rarely accurate, so it is a big IF), those tires likely blew from heating during deployment either before or on touchdown.


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5650 times:

WOw. Pretty scary none-the-less. I know I'd be a little worried if they fire wasn't put out quickly by the supression system.

User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

Quoting Erj-145mech (Reply 13):
The landing wasn't too smooth either, the two right main gear tires blew out so I know that those PAX got jarred pretty well.

Or it may be that the tires went flat after landing, AFTER the fuse plugs melted as they're designed to do. The flight was airborne for only 17 minutes, with a full passenger load and this was undoubtedly an overweight landing. Therefore, the gear would absorb a lot of energy (heat) and the fuse plugs would melt to prevent other (uncontrolled) damage.
One more thing, the 737-800 has a required crew of 6 (2 pilots, 4 flight attendants), not 5 as reported.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5525 times:

Some CO 738s have 150 seats. If they only market 149 seats, can they get away with 3 F/As?


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User currently offlineNyskymasters From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4890 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
Some CO 738s have 150 seats. If they only market 149 seats, can they get away with 3 F/As?

Some of CO's B737-800 have 150 seats and some have 155 seats. the configuration is 18/132 or 14/141. It depends on whether the mid-cabin lavatory is installed.

Four flight attendants are required at all times since it is based on the number of seats installed, not marketed.


User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

150 seats only requires 3. One flight attendant for every 50 passengers.

TZ has 200 seats on 752s and requires only 4.

Just for the record.

M


User currently offlineNyskymasters From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 19):
150 seats only requires 3. One flight attendant for every 50 passengers.

TZ has 200 seats on 752s and requires only 4.

Just for the record

You are absolutely correct. After doing some checking I found that CO is approved for operating the 150 seat configuration with three fa's. However, they normally schedule all -800's with four flight attendants.


User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 16):
One more thing, the 737-800 has a required crew of 6 (2 pilots, 4 flight attendants), not 5 as reported.

Once again, the news media was in error...



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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3389 posts, RR: 42
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3344 times:
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Whatever the engine issue was.. They either fixed it on wing or did a change overnight.. Ship 234 was back in service today ... IAH BZE IAH PBI


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User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

Quoting Erj-145mech (Reply 13):
The landing wasn't too smooth either, the two right main gear tires blew out so I know that those PAX got jarred pretty well.

Landing was fine. As noted in a later post the fuse plugs blew after the brake was set.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 14):
If the fire was licking the wing/belly as stated by witnesses (who are rarely accurate, so it is a big IF), those tires likely blew from heating during deployment either before or on touchdown

One of the tv stations had a still pic of the plane while airborne with a little bit of flame coming out the number 2 engine. Crew got rave reviews from the passengers on handling of situation.


User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Quoting IAHcsr (Reply 22):
Whatever the engine issue was.. They either fixed it on wing or did a change overnight.. Ship 234 was back in service today ... IAH BZE IAH PBI

Awesome job by the mechanics. WOW, that is an amazing turn around, isn't it.

M


25 Ikramerica : that's what I figured. ground witnesses are some of the worst. I'm surprised some didn't claim to see a missile spewing fire and heading for the plan
26 SonOfACaptain : Ah, so that explains it. I was at IAH for hour or so from a diversion on a US flight from PHL-DFW. I spent 7+ hours on a completely full 733! Anyways,
27 HAWK21M : Any Pics Available. regds MEL
28 Post contains images Drerx7 : Sorry about the delay--but here is a pic taken from KHOU.com
29 Post contains images FLAIRPORT : well, it is the July 4 travel season...full flights=equipment changes Great grammer, media! and the other station: "tradgity struck today when one pe
30 Philhyde : Perhaps this is a naive question, but why would the pilots continue to operate this engine and not shut it down? Phil
31 Drerx7 : The pic could have been taken on take-off--the pic is a little to blurry for me to tell by the flaps.
32 OPNLguy : Well, I guess, since the single-engine landing flap setting (position 15) is also a takeoff flap setting, but it wouldn't answer the question of why
33 Drerx7 : The pic was taken by some Houstonians that happened to have a camera--they sent it in to KHOU. News didn't get out there until the jet landed.
34 Post contains images Wayfarer : thanks for the , Drerx7.
35 Toxtethogrady : "One of the tv stations had a still pic of the plane while airborne with a little bit of flame coming out the number 2 engine." I wonder if the always
36 FlyHoss : The flight was off the ground for only 17 minutes. Please don't confuse the departure time (time when departing the gate) with take off (airborne) ti
37 OPNLguy : I'm quite familar with OOOI times; I was only going off the times mentioned in the news reports...
38 N766UA : A co-worker of my dad's was on that flight. Evidently he heard a loud bang but thought it was a galley cart or something... then he heard it again and
39 HAWK21M : What was the Cause.Turbine Distress. regds MEL
40 Aa757first : Great grammar, FLAirport! AAndrew
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