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AA Flt Problem With Landing Gear  
User currently offlineRcardinale From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 190 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15847 times:

Just heard it over the news that an AA flight departing from PBI is now diverting to MIA with a landing gear problem. There is a total of 132 pax and crew on board and the plane is expected to make an emergency landing shorty.

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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15851 times:

there's live video on cnn.com

User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15830 times:

AA 862 PBI-ORD MD-82, landing gear is said to be 70% retracted... so not locked.

'902



life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlinePlairbus From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15828 times:

An other 300 or 737,757, or MD?

User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15817 times:

looks like a 757


maybe that was another plane on the video,...


filler

[Edited 2008-02-22 12:06:05]

User currently offlineKATL757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15817 times:

Watching on Fox News right now, plane will be making a fly-by of the tower to check. 10 minutes out from MIA. Nose gear make be cocked 90 degrees, like the JetBlue Airbus from a while back at LAX. Fox is showing a picture of an MD-80 or something similar.


Wherever you go, there you are.......
User currently offlinePlairbus From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15814 times:

How many MD do AA have in there fleet and how longer are there goint to fly with AA?

User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15815 times:

I believe it's AA #862 which is MD80 and was flying PBI-ORD.

Hope they make it in ok... My Uncle is on final approach to MIA also as AA #69.



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15812 times:

I See it on Flight Explorer off the coast of MIA its an MD82.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15766 times:

they showing a AA live now..... hope all goes well


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineKATL757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15767 times:

Flyby completed. Looks like one of the tires is blown out from the view I could see on TV.


Wherever you go, there you are.......
User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4630 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15769 times:



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 1):
there's live video on cnn.com

Theres a shocker



Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
User currently offlinePlairbus From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15769 times:

So your uncle is coming from madrid on a 767 right?
Sorry if i ask i just did not understand it all, what do that means that the "front wheels" are not coming out?


User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15767 times:

Its an MD82. It just did a fly-by over the rwy.

User currently offlineOnetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15723 times:

MD80. Planned PBI-ORD. Nose wheel indicated not retracted on departure. Divert(ing) to MIA. MSNBC just showed live video of the MD80 doing a flyby. Mains definitely fully down, can't really tell about the nose wheel. They just said they'll do 1 more flyby, and then put it down. Keep you advised.

User currently offlineRscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15722 times:

Just seeing it on the news right now. It seems to be in a hold to burn off fuel. They are saying that it is not an emg because the plane is not dumping fuel I thought that MD80 and 717 frames could not dump fuel. I am sure the pilots will be able to handle it. Anytime a gear indicator light shows problems it is a emg situation. MD80 jucs did fly by nose gear is not down and locked

Good luck

RYAN


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15722 times:

132 pax/crew on board. The flight left late, about 1:50 pm, they are going to do a 'flyby' the control tower to observe the nose landing gear status, apparently problem with the doors, the pilots had indication there was a problem. They have to burn off the fuel as cannot dump or land full. They may attempt to land shortly after the flyby, probaby around 3:30. They diverted to MIA due to better first responder facilities.

User currently offlinePlairbus From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15662 times:

wish tripulation and passenger good luck!!!

User currently offlineMAC26000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15607 times:

Watching it live now 1509 hours. Hope it all works out well

User currently offlineOnetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15604 times:

Planned to arrive 26 @MIA. Best of luck to the flight crew.

User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15536 times:

The helicopter pilot you can hear talking (on the foxnews.com broadcast) just mentioned that it is 20nm out and possibly circling and dumping fuel. I've never heard of an MD82 that could dump fuel.

User currently offlineOnetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15536 times:

Correction, actually now they are saying 26L. Over 10,000 ft available.

[Edited 2008-02-22 12:17:29]

User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15399 times:

Watching live... got about 10 minutes to go (according to spokes person)


Viva la Vida
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15403 times:

yawn........ nose gear down and locked issue. Taxi light is on.. so no issues. False alarm


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15276 times:

i love it................now CNN is asking about the quality of the MD80 and the age of such equipment  Smile and whether or not that is playing a factor.

....and of course.........journalism at its best showing a 767 on approach!!!



okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.
25 CO777ER : Fox News is showing the fire/rescue trucks rolling out.
26 Plairbus : So all landing gears are out?? no problems anymore?
27 Post contains links USADreamliner : That was a short fun ride! http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL862
28 BoeingFever777 : Yeah man your right... AA #69 (MAD-MIA) on a 763ER, he has landed and is taxiing to gate D40 I believe.
29 Plairbus : Cool i love Madrid nice city... Thanks good eveything is all right with the AA flight.
30 Post contains links Vivavegas : Video option - http://www.weatherserver.net/multifeed.htm Craig MKE
31 ChrisNH : The TV cameras are just panning around trying to catch any plane they see. "Is this it???" Nope, that's a 737-800. "Is THIS is???" Nope, that's a 757.
32 AirTranTUS : It's not down yet. I notice they have a stair truck waiting. Seems like we all know how this is going to end. Plane will land fine with gear down and
33 Plairbus : Sorry what is going on there?? Did the plane land or still in the air and are the wheels out or not?
34 Post contains links KYNG2KPBI : According to flightaware.com http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL862 It's definately just flying around burning the fuel
35 IflyKPDX : On CNN-H listening to newscaster trying to guess what kind of plane X is is just painful. *737 comes onto camera* "This looks like a 757 or 767" (Whic
36 Pilotboi : I was going to post something about this. At first it was pissing it me off. Now I find it entertaining.
37 KYNG2KPBI : I feel you 110%, media talking out their ass, lol
38 Plairbus : Its on CNN live right?
39 Post contains images RL757PVD : Vultures! ...nice
40 Post contains links USADreamliner : really? thanks, I was about to open the door! http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL862 It's flying over the ocean going west
41 TwinOtter4Ever : Coming in now.....looks good so far.......wheel sideway perhaps....
42 Pilotboi : On the ground. Looks fine.
43 CO777ER : just touched down.. no incident
44 Onetogo : Routine touchdown and rollout. Stopped on the runway now, equipment approaching. End of situation.
45 Post contains images KELPkid : No drama? No burning nosegear tire worn down to the rim with sparks flying all over the place?
46 Soups : Well done to the pilot!!!
47 TwinOtter4Ever : Nice nose up landing...no problem...beautiful landing everthing ok....guy checking out landing gear....We'll see if he decide to taxi....doing replays
48 Post contains images CO777ER : The helicopter pilot/camera man on the foxnews broadcast online is killing me. You can only hear one side of the conversation and he's just as bad as
49 KYNG2KPBI : Landed safely! Reporters think that most all planes land on the nosegears!
50 Post contains images SOBHI51 : Landed Safely.Thanks God.And great job from the pilot. [Edited 2008-02-22 12:51:38]
51 CO777ER : No, there is always that piece of equipment on the nose gear. I don't know what it is called, but there is nothing abnormal from what I can see.
52 Post contains images Ikramerica : He flies helicopters for a news. Most don't have wheels, so what does he know? That's what MD80s look like. There are thousands of pics on a.net to c
53 AA757200 : Nice attitude. It seems like you would have preferred a fireball, and a crash. You should be saying, good news - false alarm and the plane landed saf
54 Post contains images United1 : True and I'd know that if I had bothered to do my homework first...
55 CO777ER : N461AA is the aircraft
56 CALPSAFltSkeds : I believe that's the equivalent of a mudflap to stop FOD.
57 Post contains images ChrisNH : The emergency hatch on the right side of the cockpit was already popped before the plane landed. Either that, or they clean their glass really well
58 B757capt : N461AA ..
59 Post contains links Ikramerica : http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...Airlines/American-Airlines/1322341 There. Homework done. You can go out and play now, but be back in time for d
60 Ripcordd : I saw maint with a steering bypass pin in his hand I don't know if he brought that with him incase it needed to be towed in or did he remove it from t
61 Post contains images DeltaL1011man : on FOX a 738 came in and he said "Is that the MD-80?" nice job by the crew
62 AApilot2b : Just watched the landing and must say Kudos to the pilots! They did an absolutely awesome job! That landing was perfect! I am so glad to see a happy e
63 TwinOtter4Ever : Now going back to General hospital on the local station my that was quick...no investigation with the airline as to the problem. Must be a let down fo
64 Orl777 : Great!!! Great landing!!!
65 AirTranTUS : The live feed was nice. No anchors in a studio. The cameraman there knew the 738 wasn't the MD-80 and said so. Looks like MIA got a rare bird, since
66 EMBQA : No. I've been in commercial aviation for over 15 years and have had two cases just like this. I understand the planes systems and how they work. The
67 Concentriq : N461AA Filler Filler Filler Filler
68 United1 : har har.... watch it you young whipersnapper!!! anyrate....glad it all turned out OK.
69 BoeingPride800 : Didn't this situation happen with Allegiant Air at SFB with no nose gear at all? I don't recall that account getting as much attention as this AA MD-8
70 Post contains images Isitsafenow : It would have been a hoot if some AA jockey at MIA s Boeing town for AA would have cracked..." so THAT's an MD-80!!!... sorry.....it's just my wacky
71 RomeoKC10FE : I just got back from shooting some pics, I'll post soon.
72 Catdaddy63 : Nice to see a good ending. It seems to happen a couple times a year that a spray deflector breaks and jams up the works, fortunately this time probabl
73 DrtrobridgeMSP : Amen to that. Amen, brother.
74 RoseFlyer : As someone who works on designing landing gear and steering systems, I'm curious if anyone knows what the actual problem was? There seem to be multipl
75 Post contains links and images RomeoKC10FE : Here you go folks.
76 TwinOtter4Ever : Anyone notice what looks like a Varig MD-11 in the background....Cargo plane now maybe..
77 Jj : On a side note... does MIA get AA MD-80's on a regular basis? I don't recall seeing one the last time I was there...
78 B757capt : Don't think that was a bypass pin I think it was a gear pin. Bypass wouldn't allow the captain to steer the aircraft where the gear pin keeps the gea
79 MIASkies : AA Mad Dog's no longer fly into MIA for a couple years now. AA only receive's 738/752/762ER/763ER/772ER and of course the AB6. Nice treat for MIA AA r
80 BAKJet : Yeah I noticed it. Don't know why its there, probably is cargo, or possibly a charter(?).[Edited 2008-02-22 14:45:08]
81 OPNLguy : Shucks, I missed watching it all on TV! I could have used a good laugh watching all the talking heads spew nonsense as they struggled valantly to avo
82 Post contains images PC12Fan : When it comes to aviation, that's the only orifice they know. Classic! Not a nice attitude, practically standard procedure. I dealt with one of these
83 DALMD88 : The bypass pin on a MD80 is a clip that is always on the gear. When installed in bypass the nose steering dosen't work. With the pin gone it would ne
84 MIASkies : Could be... maybe being retro for Cargo or repainted for another carrier. Remember MIA is a major center for Aircraft maintenace and repainting. Many
85 Ebs757 : CNN had the clip of the company 738 also and they where ready to jump off there chairs in excitement thinking it was the MD80 and this was right after
86 Xtoler : Well, on that note, I hope it gets more of my redneck friends more interested in flying. The first I heard of this story was on Richmond T-D, didn't
87 MoMan : It's a Centurion DC-10. There are two sitting beside the hanger - an all white one that has been there for over a year without engines, and the one w
88 CodyKDiamond : Does anyone know if it will non-rev or fly rev out of MIA?
89 PC12Fan : I would think not. MIA is a major hub for them and I'm sure they deliberately diverted to MIA for that reason.
90 Post contains links Gkirk : Also an AA 763 emergency landing at MAN http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7260747.stm
91 OPNLguy : I'd say that chances are better than 90-10 that once repaired, they'll plug it back into revenue service, maybe not out of MIA, but maybe a position
92 RomeoKC10FE : I took the pics and he's right, it's a Varig MD-11, probably under going a heavy check at one of the several maintenance facilities on that side of t
93 LONGisland89 : Actually the mechanics will come to the plane. Several mechanics are on a field trip there from TUL as we speak.
94 EMBQA : Tell us why you would fly in mechanics from TUS, when MIA is a MAJOR American base with a huge line maintenance group....??? What are you basing your
95 LONGisland89 : I was not speculating. American actually did send mechanics on a field trip to MIA from TUL yesterday. TUL has many specialists and engineers that ma
96 OPNLguy : No doubt. I said in my other post that a maintenence ferry to TUL or somewhere was a remote possibility.
97 Post contains images LONGisland89 : Woops I missed that, sorry lol. I just woke up after a long night
98 EMBQA : I'll take a Line Mechanic over a base guy any day of the week. Most Line guys are like McGyver...!! Give them a gate time and a Leatherman and they'l
99 LONGisland89 : Oh boy...so I'm 16 then...okay
100 EMBQA : you need to look at your profile and update it then.............
101 LONGisland89 : So I guess the person that I know (who does have access to SABRE) is wrong. It is wierd because they have been working for AA almost as long as you ha
102 EMBQA : Never said you or they were wrong.. just said I doubted the mechanics would need to be flown in from TUL to fix a minor issue when the staff at MIA co
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