Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4098 posts, RR: 7 Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7538 times:
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Emergency Evacuation at Eastern Iowa Airport
By Mark Geary, Reporter
CEDAR RAPIDS - Passengers on an Allegiant Airlines plane had to evacuate moments after they landed at the Eastern Iowa airport Sunday night.
The plane began filling up with smoke shortly after the plane hit the runway. Then, the pilot called for an emergency evacuation of the flight from Las Vegas.
"We all kind of noticed an odor. Then, all of a sudden, smoke started filling up. Not thick smoke, but an electrical type smoke. Everybody thought we were just going to get off the plane. Then, they decided to use the slides," passenger Lynette Nugent said.
The trip down the emergency slide injured two of the passengers. Doctors are treating them at a local hospital.
Airport officials say there was no fire, and they're still investigating what caused the smoke.
Jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 588 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7186 times:
There are five things that can cause oil smoke like this. R/H engine, L/H engine, R/H ACM, L/H ACM, and the APU. The smoke appeared shortly after the APU was started and the APU was found to have very little oil in it.
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2130 posts, RR: 11 Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7106 times:
I've seen the same thing happen on a CRJ-200. The plane evacuated due to an "acrid electrical" smoke. Turns out the APU was leaking oil internally causing the smell in the bleed air. You could also smell it from the APU exhaust. It is very pungent, and almost did smell like something electrical burning up.
S5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6444 times:
The aircraft in question was sitting on the ramp, off the gate, with its tail stairs down all day in CID.
I myself sat at CID all day today (10:30am to 4:30pm) waiting on ANY United Express flight to land and get me out of here, after my own flight I was supposed to be working cancelled. Check the CID airport page for some interesting reads. Only two aircraft have landed here today, the rest have all diverted due to the weather!
TVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2200 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6418 times:
Quoting Jeb94 (Reply 1): All I can say is once again the media is sensationalizing. The facts have been twisted a bit. Also this is not an emergency landing. The aircraft was holding on the ramp waiting for a gate.
What did they twist? Slides=emergency evacuation. Nothing about an emergency landing mentioned in post 1. Just emergency evacuation, which is factual.
So is this...
Man 1: "Bring out yer dead!"
Man 2, with woman on shoulders: "Here ya go."
Woman: "I'm not dead yet!"
Man 1: "She's not dead. Sorry, I can't take her sir, it's against regulations."
...or something like that.
Back on topic, I wonder if it was one of their planes that was chartered this weekend for football games, not that it makes any difference. It would have been interesting to see football players using the slides though.
[EDIT] Why two red NAV lights? That is both illegal according to some FAR and dangerous. (That's why it's illegal.) Does Menzies do MX too?
CIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1991 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5409 times:
Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 15): Back on topic, I wonder if it was one of their planes that was chartered this weekend for football games, not that it makes any difference. It would have been interesting to see football players using the slides though.
not a charter, this was actually Allegiant's scheduled flight from LAS-CID
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4459 posts, RR: 22 Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5376 times:
Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 16): Quoting 777WT (Reply 14):This is so aganist regulations...
Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 15):EDIT] Why two red NAV lights? That is both illegal according to some FAR and dangerous. (That's why it's illegal.) Does Menzies do MX too?
Thats what i'm trying to figure out.
Look a little closer--there's clearly a green nav light. You are seeing the reddish reflection (caused by your primitive digital camera) of the landing lights, which are extended/on.
Jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 588 posts, RR: 5 Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4364 times:
That appears to be a reflection from the landing lights off of the bottom of the red wing tips more than the actual nav lights. One ex-Finnair aircraft is already in Tulsa and has been stored there for a few months now. The other two that were leased out will be here before the end of the year. There is also some desire to get a third -87 in storage at GYR online but that may take some time. Its going to be a little noisy in CID tonight. If all goes right that bird won't be there tomorrow at this time.
[Edited 2006-09-12 05:29:00]
25 Flyf15: Sure was an interesting day at CID today.... The weather nothing short of SUCKED. I flew in pretty early in the morning, weren't successful on either
26 AirTranTUS: I realised it was an actual flight, but wondered what it would have been like if this incident had happened this weekend on one of the football chart
27 Jeb94: It would've wound up pretty much the same. An aircraft would've been sent out to recover the flight and mechanics would be sent to get the problem fou
28 SkyexRamper: Yes, there is a green nav light, just forward of the red wingtip.
29 Flyinryan99: Jeb, Is Allegiant going after any more birds this year or 1st quarter of next year? Here's to hoping oli keeps falling so they bring back TOL-LAS.
30 AS739X: Same thing as the AS MD80 at SFO a few months back. Anytime you get smoke after landing its a good sign of a APU issue! ASLAX