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Problems Out At DTW...  
User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Local news is reporting an NW 747 dumping fuel out over Brighton. That's it for now.

Seems like it is NWA 11 that left at 4pm but hasn't made much progress. Flightaware is showing it still in the area of DTW.

[Edited 2006-05-17 23:14:24]

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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

Plane landed due to front gear not retracting. 200 gallons dumped.

User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1582 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

I was just wondering about this....just received a text from a friend in South Lyon telling me about it. So it is on the ground now with only 200 gallons dumped?


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User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

From NWA.com
Departs: Detroit-Wayne County Int'l, MI (DTW) Arrives: Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT)
Departure Date: May 17 Arrival Date: May 18
Gate: A38 Gate:
Scheduled: 3:30PM Scheduled: 5:30PM
Estimated: 7:30PM Estimated: 9:03PM
Aircraft: 747-400 Weather: NRT
Note: Diversion/delay due to mechanical problem.

Departs: Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT) Arrives: Beijing, China ( PEK )
Departure Date: May 18 Arrival Date: May 18
Gate: Gate:
Scheduled: 6:20PM Scheduled: 9:25PM
Estimated: 6:20PM Estimated: 9:05PM
Aircraft: A330-200 Weather: PEK
Note: Flight scheduled for ontime departure.

Looks like NWA has already stubbed an A330 in for the NRT-PEK Leg... wonder what the MX was.....



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User currently offlineMemphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

200 gallons? what was the point in dumping?


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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

NRT-PEK is always a 332. It doesn't appear that any flights leaving NRT tomorrow will be affected.

200 gallons must have been the amount of fuel to get below the max landing weight. How do we really know it was 200 gallons? Pilots always referr to fuel in POUNDS anyhow.


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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

I am glad that everything went smoothly. It really is not a major emergency, but the flight could not continue with the problem it had.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7661 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Yeah I was driving up Woodward Ave. from downtown near 8 Mile around 5pm when I saw a NW 747 coming in low from the northeast. I was thinking that is sure seemed odd to see a 744 coming into DTW that far east as they normally come in more from the northwest when coming from Asia. That, and wow the NRT or KIX flight must be running late today.

They were making a big deal out of this non-event on Ch. 7 news at 6pm. Slow news day.....


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4212 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

probably 200,000 pounds of fuel. 200 gallons would be burned off in just a few minutes.


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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
Slow news day.....

I dunno...Jimmy Hoffa got more airtime!



200,000 pounds makes sense. I was just reporting it as the news gave it. Any thoughts as to why they would dump over rural land vs. the lake?


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11432 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Interesting. I missed the whole thing, and I'm assuming it ended with little fanfare. Could one have seen the actual fuel dumping from the ground?


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User currently offlineMichiganMan From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Heard about it too on the news and I noticed a NW 747 in the hangar tonight as I drove on 94 towards Ypsi........


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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 10):
Could one have seen the actual fuel dumping from the ground?

If you get a chance watch WDIV tonight. They had a "hot shot" on the 6pm news someone took with a cell phone camera and you could see fuel being dumped. It looked almost like a vortex off the wing. See if they show it again tonight.

I learned Chuck has a pilots license today. He thought he was all bad today on the 5pm news and he was saying "this flight will probably be headed for 22L"


User currently offlineDmt52 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2471 times:
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I saw this plane flying low over my office near I-75 and 14 Mile Road today at 4:55 PM. I thought it was strange that it had its landing gear down that far from the airport. I see planes on approach to DTW near my office often, but never with their gear down. Now I know why.


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11432 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2470 times:

well, crap. My D70 is MUCH better than a cell phone cam, and I missed it.

Crap. Crap. Crap. (But, thank God for a safe landing, of course.)



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User currently offlineElectech6299 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Quoting Neilalp (Reply 9):
why they would dump over rural land vs. the lake

Not too many fish live in the woods. Trees can filter a little extra hydrocarbon a lot better than gills (or more importantly, crustaceans and microbes)



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User currently offlineKdtwflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 830 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Quoting Neilalp (Reply 12):
He thought he was all bad today on the 5pm news and he was saying "this flight will probably be headed for 22L"

Lol. I didnt see the news but I could see that happening. Anytime the media thinks they are in a position of superior knowledge they make sure to share it.



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User currently offlineNwajetset From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 139 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
Yeah I was driving up Woodward Ave. from downtown near 8 Mile around 5pm when I saw a NW 747 coming in low from the northeast.

Oh, was that you I cut off? LOL I was right there at that same time. You're a pretty tough guy hangin' at 8 and Woodward!


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7661 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Quoting Nwajetset (Reply 17):
Oh, was that you I cut off? LOL I was right there at that same time. You're a pretty tough guy hangin' at 8 and Woodward!

Or I may have cut you off. I use Woodward to avoid the I-75 parking lot at rush hour. Most surbubanites wouldn't dare venture off the highway, but in reality its not all that bad, just gotta drive like a mad man.


User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 18):
but in reality its not all that bad

If Woodward were actually North/South and not Northwest/Southeast it would be very nice!


Does anyone know of a DC-10 coming in last night around 8pm? It was new colors. I was on Big Beaver around the SBC building in Troy and out making the turn onto final was what looked like a DC-10. It had this hump in the tail making it not seem like an A330 late from Europe. I checked and all the Europe flights were in on time, just in case my eyes were tricking me with a A330. But due to the rain and haze I couldn't get a good image of the plane. Any charters last night?

[Edited 2006-05-18 17:06:45]

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

WDIV is showing home video of the A/c as it dumped fuel yesterday....


They report that Washtenaw county is investigating enviromental issues!

[Edited 2006-05-18 23:42:18]

User currently offlineNwajetset From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 139 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 18):
Or I may have cut you off. I use Woodward to avoid the I-75 parking lot at rush hour. Most surbubanites wouldn't dare venture off the highway, but in reality its not all that bad, just gotta drive like a mad man.

To cut me off, you would have to be driving faster than me, which is a complete exercise in futility! I am the original Michigan driver, all you heard and worse! I actually enjoy whipping by those Ontario plates so fast their car shakes!

North Sterling Heights, 17 and Ryan to Metro Airport record 21 and a half minutes! Not bad for a chick, huh?


User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 20):
hey report that Washtenaw county is investigating enviromental issues!

I'm at U of M in Ann Arbor and I can usually see the heavies leaving in the afternoon for Asia, the 747s that is...and on Wed. I saw one real low and was thinking something was wrong with it....but I forgot about it until I read this thread.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7661 posts, RR: 27
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Quoting Nwajetset (Reply 21):
North Sterling Heights, 17 and Ryan to Metro Airport record 21 and a half minutes! Not bad for a chick, huh?

Thats just sick. I actually fairly close to there, I'm just over in Troy. Now can you do that with all the construction these days??

Quoting Nwajetset (Reply 21):
To cut me off, you would have to be driving faster than me, which is a complete exercise in futility! I am the original Michigan driver, all you heard and worse! I actually enjoy whipping by those Ontario plates so fast their car shakes!

Very true, they have no idea what hit them. My favorite is coming north on I-75 through Toledo. When you hit the Michigan state line it is literally like the Indy 500 when they wave the green flag out of a caution. Us Michigan drivers put the pedal to the metal. The only state where you can blow by cops doing 90, 'cuz they are out there looking to pull over that guy/gal doing 100!


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Washtenaw County officials are investigating whether jet fuel released from a Northwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport this week is causing damage on the ground.

The plane dropped nearly 200,000 pounds of fuel over portions of north-central Washtenaw County and Livingston County during an emergency landing procedure at about 5 p.m.Wednesday, according to the Washtenaw County Emergency Management Division.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/9243342/detail.html#


User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Quoting DTW.SCE" class=quote target=_blank>PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 23):
I'm just over in Troy

Hey PSU,

I didn't realize you were from the Troy area. We need to get together sometime and head down to DTW and spot. Sadly I'll be gone this summer in SLC working for jetBlue. But maybe in August before things get going again.

You a former Colt or a Hawk?

Take care.


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