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UA Boeing 777 @ LAS 5SEP08  
User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5491 times:

So, here in Las Vegas, we have a visitor. It's a UA 777 and it was parked at the north end of the cargo ramp (somewhere I just discovered to be right up next to it, closer than I thought it would be). But, the way it was parked, it was impossible for me to get it's registration #. I didn't want to bring anymore attention to myself than I already felt I was bringing. My Mom's coworker said he saw it land mid-morning yesterday. He said it was possible that it had gone mechanical. Does anyone have anymore info? Also, will it be there tomorrow morning? Thanks..


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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

On Wednesday, the flight was operating a morning DEN-LAX flight and had an inflight emergency. It was severe enough that a an emergency landing at LAS occurred on 7L (an unusual landing reserved mostly for priority emergencies). The flight landed safely. A few hours later, a second 777 arrived and retrieved the passengers and went onto to LAX. The original 777 is still parked in the NW corner of the airport undergoing work, but I do not know what the problem is...

User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5260 times:



Quoting Crownvic (Reply 1):
(an unusual landing reserved mostly for priority emergencies).

They've been doing 7L/7R ops during mid-days for about the last two weeks or so.. I wish I'd seen them.. You don't know if/when it will leave here? Do you know what tail it was?



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User currently offlineDaCubbyBearBar From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5086 times:

The registration on it is N216UA. They replaced the #2 engine on it. I talked with 1 of the mechanics working on it and he said it should leave early on Saturday. Being up close and personal with those engines, all I can say is DAMN those are HUGE!!! You should have come over to take a closer look, many folks came over and took pics with the plane and the engine.


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User currently offlineTozairport From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4980 times:



Quoting Crownvic (Reply 1):
The original 777 is still parked in the NW corner of the airport undergoing work, but I do not know what the problem is...

It was a mild compressor stall at altitude followed by and automatic engine shutdown. Attempts to restart we not successful so a landing at the nearest suitable airport was required. That airport was LAS.



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User currently offlineJKJ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4874 times:

She is now headed to SFO (9928).

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL9928


User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4781 times:

Well, I guess that wasn't meant to be either..


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3173 times:



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 6):
Well, I guess that wasn't meant to be either..

Where was Dave!
 Angry

Would have loved to see that!


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Las OctoberB6...Actually, your comment is not really correct...Arrivals on 7L are EXTREMELY rare and are only done in emergencies or traffic conflicts if approaching a/c become too close. The same goes for arrivals on 25R. The main reason is any arrival on 7L conflicts with the N/S parallel runways

User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 7):
Where was Dave!
 

Would have loved to see that!

I haven't seen him around since the last time I saw you. I sent him a PM a few months ago and he never replied..

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 8):
Las OctoberB6...Actually, your comment is not really correct...Arrivals on 7L are EXTREMELY rare and are only done in emergencies or traffic conflicts if approaching a/c become too close. The same goes for arrivals on 25R. The main reason is any arrival on 7L conflicts with the N/S parallel runways

How about this, I'll ask someone who works up in the tower and see what he says. I'm pretty sure they haven't had traffic conflicts or emergencies for the last 15 days consecutively. Aircraft do not depart from 19L/R but only arrive when 7L/7R @ A8 operations are in use.

[Edited 2008-09-06 23:23:20]


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User currently offlineUAPremierGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

This is one of the domestically configured 777's, so it was more than likely headed onto Hawaii ex LAX. I know UA has a limited # of these configured birds, so I wonder if this means temporary replacements with an int'l 777 on Hawaii routes for awhile. More than likely they replaced it with a domestic 767 if available. Anybody know?


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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2660 times:



Quoting UAPremierGuy (Reply 10):
This is one of the domestically configured 777's, so it was more than likely headed onto Hawaii ex LAX. I know UA has a limited # of these configured birds, so I wonder if this means temporary replacements with an int'l 777 on Hawaii routes for awhile. More than likely they replaced it with a domestic 767 if available. Anybody know?

After it left Vegas? Maybe it could have originally been going DEN-LAX-SFO.. No?



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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

LASOctoberB6...During 7 operations, 7R is used for arrivals and 7L is used for departures. The 7L departures are frequently an intersection departure so that the N/S parallels are not disturbed. Any arrival on 7L will disrupt the N/S parallels activity as will a full length 7L departure. Trust me!

User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 12):
intersection departure



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 9):
7L @ A8



Quoting Crownvic (Reply 12):
Any arrival on 7L will disrupt the N/S parallels activity as will a full length 7L departure.

Doesn't seem to bother them much at all. They seem to do just fine.

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 12):
Trust me!

Uh, why?

[Edited 2008-09-08 19:30:59]

[Edited 2008-09-08 19:31:25]


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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Las OctoberB6...Because I am trying to help you out!!!! If you want to argue the point then find somebody else to trust...Just for your information, the ONLY operation that landed on 7L today was another emergency that was declared on a US Airways A319 fuel emergency. Write to Randy Walker and maybe you will believe him...

User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 14):
Las OctoberB6...Because I am trying to help you out!!!! If you want to argue the point then find somebody else to trust...Just for your information, the ONLY operation that landed on 7L today was another emergency that was declared on a US Airways A319 fuel emergency. Write to Randy Walker and maybe you will believe him...

....And so my ATC friend who works up in the tower said that they use the eastward operations when the temperature is hotter than the usual day. And I'm not writing to Randy Walker. I'm not saying aircraft land on 7L, I'm saying they land on 7R and takeoff on 7L. And by the way, 19L is closed for renovations. I have plenty of videos of aircraft using the eastward operations from this last month. Also, I'm sure emergencies don't last for hours at a time..

[Edited 2008-09-09 17:15:48]


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

Are the 772's usually on the DEN-LAX run? What flight number would that be?


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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

UA1235 departs Denver at 08:21 and arrives in Los Angeles at 09:45... at least, that's what the site says..

edit: I put in the wrong times..

[Edited 2008-09-10 16:48:26]


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