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User currently offlinePtharris From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3346 times:

Local NBC (KGW- channel 8) television station ran this breaking news 10 minutes ago:

Plane slightly damaged in emergency landing at PDX: A commercial flight scheduled to fly from Portland to Denver this morning was forced to make an emergency landing at PDX after a mechanical problem developed shortly after takeoff. No one was injured but authorities said the plane’s emergency slide malfunctioned after landing.

Anyone have any more information? Airline, flt#, etc?

Thanks Big grin


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

It appears to have been UA364, a 757.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL364



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User currently offlinePtharris From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

According to Channel 8 (KGW) out of Portland, the emergency slide deployed and was flapping in the wind. Of course they were able to land without incident. I seem to remember this happening to another carrier not long ago. Interesting.

Link to the story -
http://www.kgw.com/news-local/storie...ws_emergency_landing.4e99af98.html

I thought they are "locked out" (lack of a better term or proper term) while in flight. Other question I have is, how can it deploy by itself?



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User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1547 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

I'm always off when stuff like this happen. They have a plane coming from SFO to replace this aircraft.

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2903 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3037 times:
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The malfunction would have been extremely serious if the slide had become entrapped in the wing's flaps, but thankfully, this did not happen. Inspectors are carefully analyzing the system to figure out exactly what happened.

A bit sensational? Would this have just resulted in a flaps-out landing, something that's practiced as a 'routine' emergency event?

That's PDX TV reporting for you...


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9818 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

From the picture it looks like the window exit evacuation slide deployed. At first I was wondering how a slide could deploy in flight and be flapping in the wind, since it would require the exit door to open, but the overwing exit slides deploy from outside the cabin. Overall I have never heard of such a malfunction. I am sure it would put off quite a show and completely terrorize the people sitting in the window exit seats.


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User currently offlinePtharris From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

You know what I noticed... aside from the obvious that this incident is rare and a bit unexplained... but two incidents happened today. US Airways (I think) had a tire explode on take off (happens pretty often) on the East coast and there's all sorts of talk about it. An incident happens on the West coast at PDX and we have 4 people talk about it? Do we live in nowhere United States or something? I'm starting to think unless we're on fire or blowing up, we don't exist to the world.  Wink

Well, aside from my observation there... I'm glad everything worked out. Not saying it wouldn't have. The pilot would have to be a complete dolt to screw that up. I like how it was explained that if the slide tangled up with the spoilers or flaps it would down the plane. Well, goes to show you that sensationalizing the story sells better then saying "everything is fine and really they weren't in danger."

I would like to know how the heck that happened. Also, doesn't the handle on the window have to be depressed in order for the slide to be mechanically deployed? Could it have been a problem with the exit window instead of just the slide? Where exactly does the slide deploy from on the 757, anyhow? Is there a small hatch or something?



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9818 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Quoting Ptharris (Reply 6):
Do we live in nowhere United States or something? I'm starting to think unless we're on fire or blowing up, we don't exist to the world.

I believe that would be because there were two threads on this same topic, so the posts got diluted even though this was the first thread. But I do agree that people in the east kind of forget about the west coast, especially any state west of the Rocky Mountains not named California.



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User currently onlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2383 times:

Once PDX gets more nonstops to the East Coast people will think of us more  Smile

User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Quoting Ptharris (Reply 6):
Do we live in nowhere United States or something?

And why can't we seem to attract a Major League franchise here  Smile

Coming to Portland as an outsider (a native Texan) from a metro area of a similar size (El Paso), I gotta say that I'm suprised at the amount of attention Portland seems to garner for itself in the national media.

That said, aren't you glad that yesterday's UA 757 incident wasn't newsworthy outside of PDX?

I can guarantee you that if KATU, KGW or Chopper 18 (channel 6 and channel 12 combined, 6 & 12 = 18 Big grin ) were airborne, the incident might have been newsworthy outside our market, because then there would have been a nice visual of the inflated slide flapping around in the breeze  Wink Sad commentary, but TV has made us Americans very visually oriented creatures indeed. The TV news won't show it unless it gets the ratings up, and has friends callling neighbors to get them clamoring to the boob tube.

Besides, once somebody got a picture of it, the slide was already deflated at the gate  Sad



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