Bingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3408 times:
I went to pick my wife up at IAD yesterday when I noticed a CO branded twin prop (Q400 ? maybe) sitting back from the terminal without the props turning. About 5 mins later, one of the Airport's Fire trucks and an ambulance raced over to it. Anyone know what happened? They were there for about 20 mins and left.
Also, my wife's flight (AF026) had to abort their initial landing due to an incursion (according to the pilot). While there I even got to see An-124 land. It was a great show for the $12 parking tab!
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3232 times:
Quoting Max550 (Reply 5): I also noticed that UAL847 flew down towards Florida and turned around. Anyone have any idea as to why?
Probably a mechanical issue. Not serious enought to warrant a diversion to an enroute point, but serious enough to have grounded it when it got to South America (I'm assuming its destination). Much easier to have an aircraft out of service at someplace like IAD versus someplace else, so a 180 it was....
DODCFR From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3139 times:
The fire trucks could have been there for a multitude of reasons from hot brakes, fuel spill, smoke in the cockpit, small electical/instrument fire, ect, ect , ect. I was one of those guys in the silver suits for 28 years, and most of the time it was nothing.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 22161 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2731 times:
Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 9): For the CO flight it was for an AED in the terminal - no biggie.
My guess is that the vehicles were not surrounding the Q400, but were just between it and the terminal. It just seemed that way because the Q400 was parked aside, but that's SOP for CO planes at EWR who are prepping but not ready to board yet.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.