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AA Emergency Landing At DAB?  
User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4707 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6859 times:

First I saw that AA 635 JFK-SDQ (A300) made an unsceduled landing at DAB, then afreind down there said it was due to an emergency.

Anyone have more details?


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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7323 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6840 times:
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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4707 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6763 times:

Very interesting picture there, I wonder what it was, esp considering that JAX MCO and PBI each have AA staffing, while DAB does not.


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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4707 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6745 times:

more info:

A commercial airliner with hundreds of passengers on board made an emergency landing at Daytona Beach International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.


The American Airlines plane had 252 people on board.

Flight 635 left JFK Airport in New York at about 12:10 p.m. and was headed for Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The plane was also scheduled to make a stop at Orlando International Airport.

It landed safely just before 3:30 p.m. Emergency crews were waiting on the runway to meet the plane, which had reported a smell of smoke in the cockpit.

A mechanic was on board the plane with the crew, and after the plane landed, the mechanic was checked the plane out.

A lot of the passengers on board are foreign nationals, so the airline was hoping to check out the plane without disembarking everyone. If they get off the plane, they will have to go through the immigration process again.

Airbuses do not typically land at the Daytona Beach International Airport, but the airport is equipped to handle them. It features a 10,500-foot runway.



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6745 times:

I wish I was still living in Daytona to see it come in.

User currently offlineJbmflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6665 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 4):
I wish I was still living in Daytona to see it come in.

Dont worry, I'm sure jay or someone else in scic will be able to take some photos for you  Smile


its huge sitting there are the ramp, dwarfs the usual RJs and MD-88s we are used to seeing here.



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User currently offlineUnited757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6435 times:

http://www.local6.com/news/10275658/detail.html

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3202 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6202 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 3):
The plane was also scheduled to make a stop at Orlando International Airport.

Don't know where they got that idea, looks like it's a nonstop on FlightAware.

Also from FlightAware, it looks like it arrived at 3:32pm and departed for SDQ at 6:04pm.


User currently offlineWN2CMH From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6160 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 3):
Airbuses do not typically land at the Daytona Beach International Airport, but the airport is equipped to handle them.

Does anyone else find this comment interesting?

Nich



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6142 times:

Quoting WN2CMH (Reply 8):
Does anyone else find this comment interesting?

Not really--it seems pretty clear that it was made in the context of A300s (and not A320s, etc.), and that DAB's runway is plenty long enough.

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 2):
Very interesting picture there, I wonder what it was, esp considering that JAX MCO and PBI each have AA staffing, while DAB does not.

Unlike weather diversions (where you usually like to divert to a station that you normally serve and/or has enough staffing, etc.), mechanical-related diversions are another animal. With an engine shutdown (on a twin), you go to the nearest suitable airport in point-of-time. Likewise with fire/smoke, you get the thing on the ground ASAP, even if you don't serve the airport.


User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6103 times:

The way I look at it...

Smoke in the cockpit, that's how the Swiss MD-11 crash started.

I'm overwater, deep water.

What's the nearest airport, I want there now!

You want to know why pilots take smoke in the cockpit or even the smell of smoke so seriously, read about the Swiss crash. They smelled smoke, did what the checklist said and continued on. We all know what happened there.

After seeing that crash, even though I know smoke 95% of the time means nothing, that 5% is really dangerous, fatal, and quite frankly, scary.

Checko



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User currently offlineB777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

I was doing some work just south of the runway at DAB when I heard an aircraft approaching. I turned around, looked up and much to my surprise, an AA A300 was landing on 25R at DAB. Nice to be in the right place at the right time for once.
What was really funny was two ERAU kids with tele-photo lens were taking pics off the end of 7R (the smaller of two runways). The way the airport is set up, they could not see the terminal or the main runway as they were standing along a road called Bellevue. Here they were snapping pics of the ERAU planes doing touch and goes off the tiny GA runway with no clue that an A300 just made an emergency landing on the main runway.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 10):
What's the nearest airport, I want there now!

Especially the nearest airport with a runway that could handle an A300. Air Force One has flown to DAB, and I am talking about the 747 Air Force One too.

Also last summer, a deal fell through with Sheltair at DAB that was supposed to bring in an Antonov 124 to fuel up. For some reason they couldn't agree on a fuel price so it went to MCO instead. It would have been interesting anyway since Taxiway November was closed for about 3,000 ft at DAB.

Quoting B777ER (Reply 11):
was doing some work just south of the runway at DAB when I heard an aircraft approaching. I turned around, looked up and much to my surprise, an AA A300 was landing on 25R at DAB. Nice to be in the right place at the right time for once.
What was really funny was two ERAU kids with tele-photo lens were taking pics off the end of 7R (the smaller of two runways). The way the airport is set up, they could not see the terminal or the main runway as they were standing along a road called Bellevue. Here they were snapping pics of the ERAU planes doing touch and goes off the tiny GA runway with no clue that an A300 just made an emergency landing on the main runway.

You are confusing me - first you say it landed on 25R, then you are talking about 7R, which are opposite ends of the airport. Were you around Clyde Morris when this happened? I am assuming maybe operations were happening on 7R and 7L, but since the plane needed a runway quick it was not going to head downwind and circle to land on 7L, but he just shot right to 25R.

Where did this jet park? Right on the apron near the terminal. Did it unload at all or anything else and take off and continue on to its destination?


User currently offlineB777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5162 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 12):
You are confusing me - first you say it landed on 25R, then you are talking about 7R, which are opposite ends of the airport. Were you around Clyde Morris when this happened? I am assuming maybe operations were happening on 7R and 7L, but since the plane needed a runway quick it was not going to head downwind and circle to land on 7L, but he just shot right to 25R.

Where did this jet park? Right on the apron near the terminal. Did it unload at all or anything else and take off and continue on to its destination?

Sorry for the confusion. It did land on 25R. When I went up the Bellvue extension that goes around the airports southern side, I saw the guys with the camera's standing off to the side of the road just off the end of 25L/7R (they were on the 7R end). Winds were strong out of the NW so ops were 25L and 25R. All the Riddle planes were doing almost continuous touch and goes but abou 10 minutes before the AA A300 landed, they looked like they were held on the ground and sent south out of the way. Normal ops resumed after it landed.

The jet parked on the gate that sticks out at the end of the main terminal. This gate is used for widebody aircraft. I am not talking about the one gate over at the international terminal either. The gate I am talking about juts out from the end of the main terminal. When they pull the jetway back from the plane, it allows the plane to simply turn to the right a little and taxi away without pushback services.


User currently offlineJFKspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

Seemed like it parked at gate 6.

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5026 times:

Quoting B777ER (Reply 13):
Sorry for the confusion. It did land on 25R. When I went up the Bellvue extension that goes around the airports southern side, I saw the guys with the camera's standing off to the side of the road just off the end of 25L/7R (they were on the 7R end)

If they were on the 7R end they could have seen the A300, except that it would be too far to get a picture - plus the Yelvington hangar would obstruct. I bet they regretted taking pictures of the same three Cessna 172s (doing their continuous touch and goes) over and over after that. I found it funny when I went to Riddle how people would obsess with getting pictures of Riddle 172, Seminoles and Arrows. But what else is there to get pictures of at DAB until Air Tran comes, and then Speedweeks?

Quoting B777ER (Reply 13):
The jet parked on the gate that sticks out at the end of the main terminal. This gate is used for widebody aircraft. I am not talking about the one gate over at the international terminal either. The gate I am talking about juts out from the end of the main terminal. When they pull the jetway back from the plane, it allows the plane to simply turn to the right a little and taxi away without pushback services.

Yeah the gate on the end of the terminal facing the Speedway is used by widebodies when they do come. The last time that I recall a widebody using DAB was during Superbowl week in 2005 when a couple of Delta 767-400s came in from BOS bringing in New England Patriot fans, then they used it on the way out - Patriots also used a 767-400 that was parked at the International gate. Not sure why Patriots flew out of DAB rather than JAX or VQQ.

Incidentally - what came in for Homecoming week at DAB? I didn't hear any reports on here what kind of aircraft flew in. Usually get a KC-135, and some other military jets.


User currently offlineJFKspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4934 times:

Nothing came in for homecoming, there was no airshow this year.

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