Cessnapilot172 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 6671 times:
***Not everyone was using 13 yesterday, several smaller twins and turboprops were able to LAHS of 31/13 on 9R. I followed a Shorts in late yesterday afternoon in my Seminole after holding for a little while south off the airport. Thanks for the pic's and extra info.
KFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3425 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 5668 times:
FLL Press Release:
November 1, 2006
FLL Incident, Update #3, Wednesday November 1, 2006
As of 12 noon today here is the most accurate and recent information we have regarding the early morning incident at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Runway 9-Left
At 2:31 this morning an inbound charter plane from Mexico City landed on runway 9L, (our main runway at FLL). The aircraft was found with the landing gear not extended.
There was no prior alert to FLL regarding an incoming aircraft with any type of trouble; therefore emergency crews were not dispatched in advance.
There have been no reported injuries as a result of the incident. There were 2 crew members and 10 passengers.
The aircraft, a Hawker 700 was removed from the runway earlier this morning.
There was a significant amount of fuel spilled on runway 9L.
Specialized crews have been working to remove the spilled fuel. Other teams have been standing by and are now working on repairing a 30' by 75' section of the runway with new asphalt. We're told it takes about 90 minutes to "mill" the area and another 90 minutes to lay new asphalt. Then there is a cooling period necessary for the asphalt to harden. Weather permitting we hope to have the 9-Left runway back in full operation early this evening.
In the meantime, FLL is using runway 13/31 for air carrier operations. Because runway 13/31 is shorter than 9L, some long haul flights might be required to make a fuel stop enroute to their destination.
There have been some flight delays as a result of today's incident.
When 9-L is back on line, we will send another advisory
Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Dept.
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
100 Aviation Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33315