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AA Conn. MKE Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing  
User currently offlineMKE22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1143 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2542 times:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24262249

An AA Connection plane from STL-MKE had an engine failure, and made a emergency landing at BLV.


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User currently offlineLeo8448 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

It was American Connection 5328 on 4/22.

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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Looks like he lost the engine pretty far north... BLV is an interesting choice for a diversion

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...8/history/20080422/1310Z/KSTL/KMKE



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User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

BLV is the standard alternate airport used by RP for ops in STL. The reason it diverted to BLV this time instead of STL is that there was a T-Storm over STL. A lightning strike may have caused/been related to the engine failure.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 2223 times:



Quoting Loggat (Reply 3):
The reason it diverted to BLV this time instead of STL is that there was a T-Storm over STL.

But doesn't engine failure on a twin mean that you're going to the nearest suitable airport? Looks like they were getting close to being closer to SPI... and it was perfectly sunny here (in STL) on Tuesday morning.



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User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

OK, I was just passing on second hand information, which I guess was wrong... my bad. However, the diversion airport needs to be the nearest suitable airport in point of time, which at that altitude must have been BLV. Distance-wise SPI was probably closer, but time-wise BLV may have been just as good, and certainly more convenient for an engine replacement.


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User currently offlineMKE22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1143 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 2190 times:



Quoting Loggat (Reply 3):
A lightning strike may have caused/been related to the engine failure.

The article said that AA had said lightning strike wasn't the case.



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