Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
ATA 727 Catches Fire After Landing In LAS  
User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

An ATA 727, flying from MDW-LAS, had an engine catch on fire after landing in LAS. The plane had made an unscheduled landing in Lincoln, Nebraska to add fuel. A "bang" was heard by passengers during that landing, and an even louder noise was heard upon landing in Vegas, followed by the engine fire. No one was injured. Here is a link to the story:


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
4 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineIwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

>Fire crews quickly put out the fire, and the plane
>continued to the gate under its own power.

that's scary.. seems like if there was a fire of any magnitude they would get everyone out and away!

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

...between an ATA 727 makingt a safe emergency landing at LAS in the year 2000, and this linked photo of the burned out hulk of an United 727 from an accident at SLC 35 years ago?

Enquiring minds wanna know...

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6291 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

I had no idea United lost a 27 so early on (I say early becuase of the friendship scheme). Tell me more about it- what happened?

User currently offlineIwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3133 times:

Enquiring minds wanna know... yea, I admit, it's a stretch.

first thing I thought of when I read the report was the Saudi Tristar that landed safely, but everyone died shortly thereafter because the crew decided they weren't going to do an emergency evac.

just a little surprised they didn't evacuate on the runway, even more surprised they extinguished the flames and let the plane go on it's remaining engines to the gate! but, i'm not a pilot either.

as for the pictured UA 727...
DATE: 11/11/1965TIME: 17:52LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah
AIRLINE: United Air LinesFLIGHT: 227ROUTE: Denver - Salt Lake City
AC TYPE Boeing B-727-22REG: N7030UMSN/LN 18322/130ABOARD: 91
DETAILS: The aircraft crashed short of the runway and collided with runway
lights causing the main landing gear to fail followed by a fire. Too high of
a descent rate during approach. Pilot error. Excessive sink rate is
thought to have caused four 727 accidents in succession. Lake Michigan
8/16/65, Cincinnati 11/8/65, Salt Lake City 11/11/65 and Tokyo Bay 2/4/66.
Only the Salt Lake and Cincinnati crashes were officially attributed to it.
After 727 training manuals were modified and pilots were reoriented to the
flying characteristics of the aircraft the problem was corrected.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Northwest Airlines Plane Catches Fire After Emerge posted Mon Oct 4 2004 20:36:29 by Jano
Slide Show Of Emirates A330 After Landing In BEY posted Tue Jul 29 2003 19:49:31 by BA
ATA 727 Makes An Emergency Landing At IND... posted Thu Apr 13 2000 06:12:35 by ATA757
Private Jet Makes Fiery Landing In Las Vegas! posted Wed Aug 18 1999 18:23:21 by Dazed767
CO Emergency Landing In EWR Soon + ATA Rumors posted Sat Oct 30 2004 04:30:32 by Corey07850
Delta Sky West CRJ Catches Fire In TUS posted Sat Sep 25 2004 18:46:04 by Flyboyaz
ATA's 727 Ops In Germany posted Sun Nov 23 2003 14:44:28 by ClipperNo1
Movie Of A 727 Landing In Severe Wind posted Sun May 26 2002 21:24:51 by Ptica2000
ATA 727-200 Old Colors At Las? posted Tue Mar 12 2002 07:00:08 by Longhaul747
Delta 727 Makes Emergency Landing In Dallas posted Tue Aug 7 2001 18:38:05 by Hustler