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ATA 727 Catches Fire After Landing In LAS  
User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2355 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:

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/travel/DailyNews/enginefire000919.html


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User currently offlineIwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2228 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 (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2188 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, 5726 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2150 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 (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2117 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
FATAL: 43GROUND: 0
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.




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