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What's Up At SLC?  
User currently offlineMarkus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

I just went on to FlightAware.com and noticed that every flight inbound to SLC has either done an air return, is circling, or is possibly diverting. The weather looks fine...any ideas?
Cheers,
Markus

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User currently offlineMarkus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Here's one diverting...
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW3790
This one did an air return to IDA...
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW3881
Looks like he's diverting as well...
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA1586


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Weather looks great. Do you mean those circling over western Colorado?

Mark


User currently offlineMarkus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Every flight inbound to SLC is either circling or diverting right now...I'm just wondering if there's something going on that has closed the runways. Its definitely strange.
Cheers,
Markus


User currently offlineMarkus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Looks like a couple flights are now landing...every flight has been coming in from the south this afternoon so it doesn't appear to have been a runway switch...

User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 991 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Pres Bush has been in town - could it be the hour that nothing's allowed in/out of the airport that signifies the departure/arrival of AF1?

[edit] It seems like things are landing like normal now, well, not normal but at least landing. Usually the departure rush isn't as crowded at 1610.

[Edited 2006-09-04 00:08:49]


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User currently offlineMarkus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

I'll bet thats it...interesting how many flights are diverting. You'd think the dispatchers would have taken into consideration extra fuel if AF1 was in town.

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Quoting FlightShadow (Reply 5):
Pres Bush has been in town - could it be the hour that nothing's allowed in/out of the airport that signifies the departure/arrival of AF1?

Wouldn't they just use flow control for that rather than hold planes in the air?


User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 991 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Well they didn't take it into account on Wednesday when he came in, a Shuttle America Embraer 170 actually diverted to Provo...


"When the tide goes out, you can tell who was skinnydipping."
User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6073 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

There's a fire in the tower. Controllers are now in the backup.


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User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 991 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

 eyepopping  eyepopping 


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User currently offlineMarkus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 9):
There's a fire in the tower. Controllers are now in the backup.

This explains the diversions...thanks Goldenshield.
Cheers,
Markus


User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 991 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

See below.

filler
filler

[Edited 2006-09-04 01:02:53]


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User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 991 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

Ah - sorry for double post. Just got on the 5PM news - Electrical fire when a sprinkler pipe leaked on an elevator control panel. The airport was shut down but is now fully back to normal.

FYI, the controllers were shipped to the old tower overlooking the B and C gates.

"Everything is alright"

Phewww!!  Smile



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

Strange. It's not on any of the Salt Lake City TV station websites. No "Breaking News" banners or live helicopter video feeds.

Mark


User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 991 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

Yeah I guess it's not breaking news. It was the leading story on the CBS 5 o'clock though, they had a reporter at the base of the tower.


"When the tide goes out, you can tell who was skinnydipping."
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

If that happened here, the firefighters would see it on TV via news helicopter before being officially notified by 9-1-1.  

Mark

[Edited 2006-09-04 01:21:08]

User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

At least these folks got a nice tour of the Grand Canyon from 30,000 ft.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW3862


User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3055 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 16):

 duck 

Ouch....

John (911 Dispatcher)



JLB54061
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

Quoting Jlbmedia (Reply 18):
Ouch....

I simply mean the TV helicopters have a knack for getting there fast. Three of my friends are dispatchers. They say that many times a news copter is the first to report an emergency to 9-1-1.

Mark


User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3022 times:
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No problem mark...just fooling with you. I'm very thick skinned anyway!
I have alot of respect for people with your type of job.

Be safe. John



JLB54061
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Quoting Markus (Reply 6):
You'd think the dispatchers would have taken into consideration extra fuel if AF1 was in town.

We do, but sometimes the VIP movement runs behind schedule. I can think of one where the guy took extra time for a haircut on the ground at the airport and really screwed things up...  Wink

Besides, as Goldenshield said, it was a fire...


User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
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Here are some for that diverted into BOI


www.flightaware.com/live/flight/TCF6...0/history/20060903/2035Z/KPSC/KSLC
First E170 into BOI I bet,
www.flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9...6/history/20060903/2009Z/CYVR/KSLC

www.flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL4...0/history/20060903/2019Z/KSEA/KSLC
Saw this 757 lv Boise, but thought it was an extra UPS trip or something.

www.flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA1...6/history/20060903/2030Z/KLAS/KSLC

www.flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9...2/history/20060903/2020Z/KSFO/KSLC
738 into TWF

Saw a BLI-SLC and BFL-SLC CR2 into PIH. As well as a CR2 MRY-SLC go to PVU.



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