Jabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1112 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
Co LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1078 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.
FrontierMan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 413 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1085 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).
JaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1027 times:
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.
LN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1896 posts, RR: 15 Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 942 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.
Tom2katie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 935 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.