Diamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9677 times:
CNN is showing live pics of the aircraft now. It appears to be to the side of a taxiway but not on it (I could be wrong). As the article stated, the chutes are deployed and there must be 30 emergency vehicles surrounding it. There are no flames or visible smoke, however.
GoAllegheny From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8842 times:
According to the Trib web article, the captain of the 777 decided to order an emergency evac of the 273 passengers and crew because of a report of smoke in the cabin shortly before landing. One person was taken to the hospital because of back pain. Runway 10-28 was closed for 24 minutes. I presume the evac occurred off-runway, but in any case a 24 minute closure is impressively short.
Anway, glad no one (hopefully) was seriously hurt in the process. Only an incident, but still certainly unusual.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23523 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8423 times:
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 10):
They must have cleaned it all up pretty quickly because there were no delays at ORD at 5PM for the first time in I don't know how long I've been flying in and out of there.
I flew in from STL this afternoon and arrived 25 minutes early... shocking.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
Acabgd From Serbia, joined Jul 2005, 669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7065 times:
Nice job by the crew to get everybody safely evacuated with only one lightly injured. As for the cost of repacking shutes - imagine what would the cost be if there was a fire and 273 didn't leave the plane on time...?
Jasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6311 times:
This happened to me on 9 November 2007 on a EK 777-300ER on a flight from DXB to KWI. The crew did one heck of a decent from 40,000ft and turned back to DXB. We were also greeted on the runway by fire engines, etc.
Not an experiance I would like to relive in the near future.