Rcardinale From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 190 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16406 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.
KATL757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16376 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.
Onetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16282 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.
Rscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16281 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
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13365 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16281 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.