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First Air 737 Emergency Landing At YOW  
User currently offlineManu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4924 times:

"A plane made a safe emergency landing at the Ottawa airport Friday morning.

The plane arrived safely, CBC Radio's Rob Thomas reported from the scene at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Ottawa Airport spokeswoman Krista Kealey had confirmed about 10 minutes earlier that the plane was readying for the landing, but provided no further details.

She would not confirm media reports that the plane was a First Air Boeing 737 with approximately 40 passengers on board. Nor would she confirm that the aircraft was experiencing braking problems and was dumping excess fuel."

Any details?

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/stor...2/ot-emergency-080222.html?ref=rss

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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9149 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4908 times:



Quoting Manu (Thread starter):
Any details?

A 737 cannot dump fuel...



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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

Would this be one of First Airs very old 732s?

User currently offlineJamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 776 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

Apparently it circled for two and a half hours before safely landing. It was one of their B737s and apparently one of the flaps was stuck.

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

Here's the flightpath she took this morning:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAB860



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User currently offlineRailker From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

First Air only has 732s.

Quoting Zeke (Reply 1):

As far as I know, no they can't. But they can, however, burn fuel:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAB860

Quoting MEL (Reply 4):

Man, quick on the draw   Beat me to it

[Edited 2008-02-22 10:17:28]

[Edited 2008-02-22 10:18:01]

User currently offlineManu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4670 times:

It is nice how CBC uses the same link after updating the story. Their update process also allows them to get the facts and not "guess". Seemingly factual rather than "oh, what a disaster" when it was just a stuck flap.

Now on to the subject of old aircraft--is First Air going to replace these aircraft? I know Alaska recently changed over a newer 737 to be Combi. Although not as flexible as the older 737-200 models with the true movable cargo bulkhead. First air just keeps trucking along with the old metal!


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

They are not still using a 727 combi too are they???

User currently offlineYfbflyer From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

I wonder which aircraft it was. On that route they were using C-GCPT but the recently changed to C-FNVK which I believe is one of their most recently acquired and newest 732.
Last time I checked the 727 was on the YUL - YFB run 3 times a week. They also sub it on the YOW - YFB run when the 732 is not available


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Is the 727 a 100c or 200 combi??? Do they operate old 748s too? Must be oldest fleet in the world!!

User currently offlineYfbflyer From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

722 combi
I see the 748's used daily here. I think they are phasing in the ATR on those routes though.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25626 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4349 times:



Quoting Yfbflyer (Reply 10):
722 combi
I see the 748's used daily here. I think they are phasing in the ATR on those routes though.

According to their website they only have 2 748s left. They've been replacing them with ATR-42s in combi-configuration. Their website shows 8 ATRs in service.
http://www.firstair.ca/Charters/pdfs/fleetspecs2.pdf
http://www.firstair.ca/About_First_Air/fleet.html


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