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CO Flight Diverts To MSY With Congressmen Onboard  
User currently offlineBNinMSY From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 332 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

NEW ORLEANS -- A Continental flight carrying seven members of congress made an emergency landing in New Orleans, according to KPRC in Houston, Texas.

The station reported that the flight, bound from Houston to Washington, D.C. had a cabin pressure problem during which oxygen masks dropped. The plane did a sharp dive and landed.

http://www.wdsu.com/news/16958112/detail.html

Looks to have been CO 458:
CO RESPONSE
P IAH/OFF 221P ‡
P MSY/ON 313P ‡
P MSY/IN 324P L00.04 ‡
F MSY/INFO 500P AIRCRAFT SERVICING
P DCA/ETA 608P L00.54 ‡* P IAH/OUT 149P L00.4
5 ‡
F DCA/ETA 822P L03.08
D FCF/DVRT MSY ENRT IAH-DCA A/DVRT MAINTENANCE

SKED IAH ORIG 104P GTD C-24 SHIP 729
DCA 514P TERM GTA 14

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User currently offlineFlyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 438 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Standard procedure, doesn't matter who's on board...

Regards, flyingfool


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Members of Congress being inconvenienced? Shocking!!

I was on an AA MadDog a couple of years ago that de-pressurized. I figured we were somewhere over Arkansas, and was pretty sure my vacation was about to be derailed. We continued on to DFW, I made my connection to HNL, and had a great vacation (who wouldn't in Hawaii?)

Does anyone have any numbers on how often this sort of thing happens? I'd think it would be very rare.



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User currently offlineTN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Definitely routine. Typical media over-blowing the issue although the fact they were flying back to D.C. to vote on an airline safety bill surely helped to further the media's cause to make more of this than it should be.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

I think all members of congress should automatically be haraSSSSed when they fly!


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3827 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

The ironic part of all this is that the seven congressmen on board were trying to get back to Washington DC in time for a Tuesday night vote on an aviation safety bill according to this article

LoneStarMike


User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

Can't quite understand why it should be 'important' just because several Congressmen were on board. So what?

Quoting Contrails (Reply 2):
I was on an AA MadDog a couple of years ago that de-pressurized. I figured we were somewhere over Arkansas, and was pretty sure my vacation was about to be derailed

Glad it was okay, but I gotta say though that if an aircraft I was on suddenly depressurised I'm afraid the last thing on my mind would be a derailed/ruined holiday, lol!!!


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2082 times:



Quoting AirNZ (Reply 6):
Glad it was okay, but I gotta say though that if an aircraft I was on suddenly depressurised I'm afraid the last thing on my mind would be a derailed/ruined holiday, lol!!!

Your point is well taken, but my concerns for my safety were short-lived. Once I understood what was going on I was confident that I wasn't in any danger. When I plan a vacation that has me flying half way around the world to one of the most beautiful places on earth I prefer that nothing happen to mess it up. It's just a thing I have.



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