Jogales From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4502 times:
That story is hilarious!
Quote: The warning that a plane was in distress came in at 8:44 p.m., said Christine Osborn, a spokeswoman for Tampa International Airport. An alert that it was in danger of crashing came in at 9:08 p.m.
Talk about exaggerating!
After the incident last night, planes landed with a 5 knot tailwind. The smoke made for poor visibility, so everyone landed on 18L with the wind 310 at 5 knots. I'd assume this was because it was the only open runway that had an ILS.
SkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4130 times:
So that's what, 2 nose gear failures for Gulfstream in a years time, both at TPA if I remember right. Ah dumping fuel from the good ole 1900D, I wonder if the FO had to climb onto the wing, pull open the fuel cap and siphon out the fuel himself.
Well when you're making any type of gear malfunction landing, you never know how it will turn out until you're on the ground with the engines shut down. If the captain can't control the airplane, he is going to run it off the runway and possibly crash. The call at 9:08pm was probably the time at which the crew gave up trying to lower the gear electrically or manually and made the call for C.F.R to be rolled out for their emergency landing.
Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2226 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3995 times:
So they do it at TPA also? We get this from them down here at FLL...and they always take out the long runway when they do....no one get's hurt....runway is blocked for about 3 hours (authorities getting good at it)....and all the carriers with long haul flights either sit and steam or depart light on fuel and flagstop enroute using the far shorter diagonal. Course it's really fun if you are already fueled and there is one...repeat one...tanker for defueling on the field....(yes you are number 7 for the truck....)
Pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3164 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3890 times:
Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 5): So that's what, 2 nose gear failures for Gulfstream in a years time, both at TPA if I remember right. Ah dumping fuel from the good ole 1900D, I wonder if the FO had to climb onto the wing, pull open the fuel cap and siphon out the fuel himself
The FO is dumb enough to pay Gulfstream to work for them. He's probably dumb enough to be talked into trying it.