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Alaska Emergency Return To LAX  
User currently onlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2572 posts, RR: 53
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

Last night I was working Hawaiian flight 2 into LAX. We were about three hours late (mechanical probs), and when we were approaching the California coast, we heard an Alaska flight declare an emergency for smoke in the cockpit. They dove back to LAX and landed parallel to us - they were on 25R and we were on 24R. We both landed at about 11:45pm local. Does anyone with connections at AS know what happened? They taxiied back to the gate under their own power and didn't seem too much in a hurry.

As we approached the coast we could see the huge brush fire north of the LA basin, and flew through some of its smoke, which was definitely a noticeable smell during descent. Was it possible that was what they smelled?

HAL


One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

What type of A/C was it?

User currently offlineSkookum From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

Quoting HAL (Thread starter):
As we approached the coast we could see the huge brush fire north of the LA basin, and flew through some of its smoke, which was definitely a noticeable smell during descent. Was it possible that was what they smelled?

Highly possible; I believe an AC 'bus made an emergency landing at YVR after flying through the smoke of the massive Tatoosh fire here in the pacific northwest a week ago or so, also declaring smoke in the cockpit. No onboard cause was found.



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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

We also had AS2 (SEA-DCA) blow a tire on takeoff this afternoon and return to the gate, departing (again) around 6pm.

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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Quoting FLY777UAL (Reply 3):
We also had AS2 (SEA-DCA) blow a tire on takeoff this afternoon and return to the gate, departing (again) around 6pm.

Are you saying this was an aborted takeoff?



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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 4):
Are you saying this was an aborted takeoff?

Sorry, should have been a little more clear on that. They apparently took off, made a pass with gear down, and then returned. They were towed to the gate (C15 I believe) and escorted with two Port trucks and two fire trucks.

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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2451 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

Quoting FLY777UAL (Reply 3):
We also had AS2

We're well off the original topic now.... but I see that AS 2 is arriving at DCA any minute now ...well after 230am.. doesn't DCA have some sort of curfew or am I mistaken?



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User currently onlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2572 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 1):
What type of A/C was it?

It looked like a 737-700. Fairly short fuselage, but no winglets. I couldn't get a good look at the reg. number, it was too dark.

HAL



One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
User currently offlineHikesWithEyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 816 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 6):
doesn't DCA have some sort of curfew or am I mistaken?

DCA does have a curfew, but with the NGs you can get around it
with a reduced landing weight.
In this case, some payload was bumped out of SEA to make the aircraft
light enough to land that late.



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