XAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 466 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8600 times:
I was reading a local newspaper on the internet (El Universal) that a Continental 737 is off the runway at SJD, according to the same source, the airport is closed since the incident, and on Continental.com was flight 1609 to Newark, dose anyone have more information about this?
Here is the link to the newspaper, sorry it is only in Spanish: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/469694.html
PDXFlyBoy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8015 times:
CO Flight 1608, EWR-SJD, landed at 1526. The aircarft had to turn around at the end of the runway in SJD due no taxiway and the aircraft's right main landing gear got stuck in the sand. The passengers were deplaned and taken to the terminal via vans. The aircraft was then jacked up and towed to the ramp next to AS.
There was a TED flight as #1 waiting holding short for over 2 hours to take off. 3 AS flights, 235 to SFO left at 1716, 263 to PDX left at 1728...both over 3 hours late and 205 to SEA at 1735...over 2 hours late. There was a DL Connection CRJ operated by SkyWest and numerous others at the other terminal.
I do not have the time table. But our pilots have talked about it since its been needed for years now. I could never figure out how SJD could be so busy and the government down there wouldn't build a taxiway. But from what I last heard was it was started and runs along the east side or terminal side of the runway. This will alleviate the need for a taxi back.
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
Yeah I can imagine that, with all the commercial traffic and the general aviation traffic, and using the runway for taxi after landing and using the runway by the departing aircraft's must be a hell of a mess and also I imagine it is causing some delays specially at peak times.
Quoting AS739X (Reply 10): I could never figure out how SJD could be so busy and the government down there wouldn't build a taxiway