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FireTrucks Around CO Q400 At IAD 7/29?  
User currently offlineBingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2693 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!

Cheers,
Bingo

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User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

What time was it? Do you know what runway it was? I was at the Air and Space museum yesterday, didn't see anything, but I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention.

User currently offlineUA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

Probably just a medical emergency.

User currently offlineBingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

I got there about 1840 and left around 2030. The Antonov landed right about 1900hrs on 1R about the same time I saw the fire trucks. The Q400 was already on the deck when I got there.

User currently offlineBingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2618 times:



Quoting Max550 (Reply 1):
Probably just a medical emergency.

I thought that too but it looked like the plane had been there a good while before I got there.


User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

I also noticed that UAL847 flew down towards Florida and turned around. Anyone have any idea as to why?
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...7/history/20080729/1420Z/KIAD/KIAD


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2517 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....


User currently offlineDODCFR From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2424 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.

User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2356 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Here's hoping it's not a landing gear issue...

User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

For the CO flight it was for an AED in the terminal - no biggie.

The AN-124 came in to pick up a communication satellite from Orbital - its parked on R-3 leaving tomorrow afternoon if anyone wants to grab any pictures.


User currently offlineBingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2066 times:



Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 9):
For the CO flight it was for an AED in the terminal - no biggie.

The AN-124 came in to pick up a communication satellite from Orbital - its parked on R-3 leaving tomorrow afternoon if anyone wants to grab any pictures.

Thanks for the info! Always neat to know whats going on behind the scenes.

I dont know if this is the bird thats being loaded tomorrow, but it was on Orbital's site.
http://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/MissionUpdates/amc21.shtml


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2016 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.
User currently offlineFreakyDeaky From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 128 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Towbar disconnected and caused nose wheel damage during pushback and then FA overheated in hot airplane while waiting for clearance to deplane on taxiway. It was a Dash-8.


"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could."
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1854 times:



Quoting FreakyDeaky (Reply 12):
FA overheated in hot airplane while waiting for clearance to deplane on taxiway

There for our safety?  Sad



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