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AS 100 Emerg Landing @ PDX On Tue 2/21 - Any Info?  
User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2852 times:
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I saw tonight on kgw.com that AS 100, PDX-DEN, returned to PDX after takeoff Tuesday morning following (yet another) pressurization problem.

Looks like it was a 734. Flightaware has a pretty good look at the loop it made... http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA100

Anyone have any further details? What is it with AS and pressurization issues lately?

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User currently offlineNicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

As far as i know (from seeing the Seattle and Portland local news websites), the problem was the Oxygen masks dropped from the celing for an unknown reason. It could be pressurazation or maybe a malfunction of some kind. There is more info on http://www.king5.com, and http://www.komotv.com
Nick



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User currently offlineFarmenta From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

It looks like AS is having way too many problems with their fleet. Any ideas why all those problems? Who is doing their mx?


-Fer


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2700 times:

Can someone please refresh my memory about what the cause was behind the depressurization of the Helios 737-300 last summer?


I seem to recall that it was a missunderstanding/mistake by mx who set one of the pressurization valves to manual/override open but forgot to set it back prior to clearing the aircraft. Or was it some mechanical fault on the plane itself?

An awful lot of Classic 737´s that are involved in depressurization incidents lately, that´s all i can say.


User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Quoting Mika (Reply 3):
Classic 737´s

hard for me to think of a 737-400/500 as a classic


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 4):
hard for me to think of a 737-400/500 as a classic

Me too, but Boeing thinks of them that way, so I guess that's what we should do too.


Anyhow, I think you guys are overreacting a little bit. Two pressurization problems in a couple weeks isn't a big deal. This happens a lot more than we know it- it's only news because it happened recently, and the media can create a big stir and keep people talking (and thus tuned in) this way. Kind of like when CNN showed the JetBlue nosewheel incident in California, only to turn around as soon as they got wind and show the YX 717 land in Boston with gear troubles. Neither of them a big deal, but they sure played it up. The questions they were asking 'experts' were so dumb that I wondered if their next question would be, "So, sir, just how reliable are wheels, who invented them, and who can the passengers file suit against for this dangerous invention you call 'wheel'?"
Ridiculous.

Anyhow, not a biggie.

Now, when an AA A300-605 became OVER pressurized to the point that it blew a flight attendant out the door when he opened it... that was newsworthy. Especially since the poor guy died.


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 4):
hard for me to think of a 737-400/500 as a classic



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 5):
Me too, but Boeing thinks of them that way, so I guess that's what we should do too.

Indeed, the 300, 400 and 500 series is the Classic series.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1843 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
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Maybe it was because of the Gang Grafitti in the bins.


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User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5445 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 5):
Anyhow, I think you guys are overreacting a little bit. Two pressurization problems in a couple weeks isn't a big deal. This happens a lot more than we know it- it's only news because it happened recently, and the media can create a big stir and keep people talking (and thus tuned in) this way.

I was talking with an AS CSR (off duty) yesterday and she was saying how she felt the media was all over them for the smallest things. She said that when someone says to her "Oh, I heard about your XYZ trouble the other night!", she says, "Oh, and did you hear about the AA incident the other day?" Invariably, the answer is "No."

Bottom line: The media locally is on their case right now, so any incident will get airtime. Many of the employees are feeding stuff to the media as well, so they know about more than they otherwise might.

It's kinda pathetic to watch the process.

-Dave



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 8):
Bottom line: The media locally is on their case right now, so any incident will get airtime.

Don't forget that February is a "sweeps" rating period, when they run exposes' etc. and every molehill becomes a mountain...


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 9):
Don't forget that February is a "sweeps" rating period, when they run exposes' etc. and every molehill becomes a mountain...

When I watched KPTV this morning, they were reporting that it was a GQ plane with seven on board...  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
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When I watched KPTV this morning, they were reporting that it was a GQ plane with seven on board...

That's what you get for watching KPTV.  Smile Was this before or after the daily MethWatch segment?

I realize that the media makes a bigger deal out of this than they should. Thinking this through further, the first pressurization incident this week (the return to SEA) was spotted far below the cabin altitude where masks deploy (and where the Helios jet ran into trouble).

This one came above that altitude, which tells me that the events leading up to the depressurization were indeed different.

Just wanted to get the news that folks in/around AS might have.


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting Flashmeister (Reply 11):
That's what you get for watching KPTV.

Actually, I found out later, while browsing KGW's web site, that there were two incidents: The GQ incident with a Beechcraft 1900D (Had no idea that GQ even flew to PDX), and the AS depressurization incident (last night).



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4985 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

I heard Alaska is putting the prayer cards in the oxygen masks!


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User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5445 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 13):
I heard Alaska is putting the prayer cards in the oxygen masks!

Now you're just trash talking  Smile.

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 12):
The GQ incident with a Beechcraft 1900D

Don't tell KING5 - they would never dream that this happens at other airlines.

-Dave



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

I started a new post on the GQ incedent this morning...  Smile


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User currently offline1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

The A/c was N762AS if anyone cares.

User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4985 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Add flight 397 today!

A Menzies ramper was arrested last night for beating a United Airlines ramp agent in Seattle. The UA agent was telling the Menzies ramper to slow down.



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