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Air Tran Emergency At ATL  
User currently offlineSeriouslyfunny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

hey guys...

i just heard from airtran that they had a fire in one of their dc9s in ATL on the ramp. anyone know more?


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User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

One of our local news stations (KNBC) in So Cal. just reported it, saying the fire started in the Cargo Hold and the video showed passengers running away from the DC-9 with smoke coming out of the sides of the aircraft. Was this an Emergency landing like the news also reported? Jeff

User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

I have no idea what happened, but I am certinly staying away from that Airline until it is all 717. I would not feel safe at all. This is simular to Valujet Flight 592. I dont feel comfortable around these carriers. Now Southwest is great! They have had no lives lost.  

User currently offlineFrontierMan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Well, it seems that all the emergencies occur on the flights to CAK. Not to long ago we had an engine fire that called for an emergency landing, and before that we had a tire blowout on the runway. Coincidentally, this plane was headed to Akron/Canton. There was an emergency landing at ATL due to the fact there was smoke in the cabin (reported by the pilots).

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

CNN has it on their web-site. Check out cnn.com.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

CNN Article

Two U.S. airliners make safe emergency landings

Passengers evacuate an AirTran jet that made an emergency landing in Atlanta, Georgia, shortly after takeoff on Wednesday

Smoke cause of AirTran, American emergencies
November 29, 2000
Web posted at: 7:38 p.m. EST (0038 GMT)

(CNN) -- Two U.S. airliners were forced to make emergency landings Wednesday afternoon. Both landed safely and no serious injuries were reported. In Atlanta, Georgia, an AirTran DC-9 with 92 passengers and a crew of five headed for Ohio made an emergency landing at Hartsfield Airport six minutes after takeoff on Wednesday because of apparent electrical problems in the cockpit.

The passengers were evacuated by slide on the runway, with smoke pouring out of the left side of the plane. No one was seriously injured, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said, though two people were taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Flight 956 was headed for Akron-Canton Regional Airport, and had ascended to an altitude of 4,000 feet when the pilot reported "a couple of circuit breakers in the cockpit popped," said airline spokesman Jim Brown.

On landing, flight attendants reported smoke in the forward galley and an emergency evacuation was ordered. Brown said two passengers asked to be taken to hospital but they had no visible injuries.

The flight took off at 3:45 p.m. and landed at 3:51 p.m., FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

AirTran is the economy airline formerly known as ValuJet.

In Washington, a Dallas-bound American Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Dulles International Airport shortly after takeoff after reports of smoke in the cabin.

No injuries were reported. All 61 passengers and five crew members safely exited the MD-80 jet during an emergency evacuation, using the chutes and slides, said Karen Watson, a spokeswoman for the airline.

Flight 1683 had an "uneventful takeoff,"from Reagan National Airport at 5:34 p.m.," Watson said. As the plane continued its climb, a flight attendant reported smoke in the cabin. The captain declared an emergency and diverted the flight to Dulles, in nearby suburban Virginia.

The plane landed at 6:22 p.m.

Watson said she did not know the cause of the smoke, but the National Transportation Safety Board was notified and would investigate.

User currently offline242 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Nothing too unusual, old DC-9 series aircraft have a bad habit of catching fire. It's pretty well documented.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

I just got back from Hartsfield (ASA from TYS) and we passed the FL aircraft sitting out by C1 with slides still deployed (although not hanging - the mechanics were busy working on it).

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 2398 times:

Of course CNN had to identify poor AirTran as the "economy airline formerly know as Valujet".

You know, this smoke in the cockpit/electical fire stuff happens more than you think on all airlines. AirTran isn't any more unsafe than anyone else because of it.

User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (15 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Someone in CNN doesn't like AirTran. Just the mentioning of the AirTran/ValuJet connection shows that. CNN is also based in ATL, and no Atlantan would bother making the comparison anymore unless you mean to spread bad publicity.

- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineTom2katie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

It never ceases to amaze me that these "unbiased" news agencies always manage to throw some dramatic tag that is inflammatory and hurtful into their "news" stories. Someone name for me one airline, economy or otherwise, that has NOT had an emergency landing due to smoke or electrical fire. Mine had one just last month.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (15 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2370 times:


Exactly! I was out touring ORD last week with an Ops guy there and a UA A320 had a smoke in the cockpit emergency landing. They guy I was with told me it wasn't too uncommon.

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