AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
Flightaware shows FLG611A as just circling southeast of MSP and then returning to the airport, but nwa.com shows it as still going to XNA. I think I saw this plane as I was outside my house in that area and it looked rediculously [sic?] low. Flightaware shows it at 4000 and says it's landed back at MSP. Possibly an engine out or something causing it to hold for a little bit and then return to the airport. It seems that it never got above 4000 feet. Is this real or is it a flightaware fluke? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...A/history/20060728/0248Z/KMSP/KXNA
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3517 times:
nwa.com is now saying it looks like a diversion due to a mechanical problem, but as that plane went past my house, it looked low and at a slight nose-down attitude. It almost looked like it was going down but it wasn't. It looked more like it was at 2000 ft but I guess it was 4000. Can anyone from Pinnacle or NW get details on what the problem was (engine out, gear not retracting, etc)?