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Senator McClain's 737 - Go Round At ABQ  
User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 6904 times:
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Posted November 4, 2008 4:08 PM

by Jill Zuckman

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sen. John McCain had a little more drama than he might like before the polls closed today.

His "Straight Talk Air," a 737 plane, was on the verge of landing when it pulled up abruptly, circled around, teetered back and forth uncomfortably and finally landed safely at 2:07 p.m. Mountain time.

A flight attendant apologized for the "go around," but said there was traffic on the runway.

McCain, a former Navy fighter pilot, voted in Phoenix this morning, flew to Grand Junction, Colo., for a final rally, and then flew to Albuquerque to thank volunteers working for his campaign

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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2828 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 6895 times:

I think it's pretty obvious that McCain has seen much more dramatic things in an airplane...  Yeah sure

User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 6777 times:

Nothing has gone right for his campaign

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3283 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 6777 times:



Quoting Mauiman31 (Thread starter):
Senator McClain's 737 - Go Round At ABQ

Any relation to Shirley McClain? She flies into ABQ quite often in order to get her home in Santa Fe.  Wink



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User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 6670 times:



Quoting Mauiman31 (Thread starter):
737 plane, was on the verge of landing when it pulled up abruptly, circled around, teetered back and forth uncomfortably and finally landed safely at 2:07 p.m

I love how the media is trying to make this sound way more dramatic than it is. What a non-story if I ever heard one. I love the line 'pulled up abruptly.' As if initiating a go-around, the pilot should lazily climb and hopefully avoid the traffic that caused the go-around. Also, what does 'teetered back and forth uncomfortably' mean? Was the plane on the verge of 'tipping over' during the go-around sequence??? This is precisely why I hate the media and their inability to just simply state the facts.

Quoting 413X3 (Reply 2):
Nothing has gone right for his campaign

What does that have to do with this story?


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 6658 times:

Well he does say that airline pilots are well overpaid bus drivers that don't deserve how much they are being paid... wonder if he will rethink that... nah probably not.


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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 6509 times:

I didn't think he was using this plane anymore.

Just the Embraer 190


User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2699 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 6435 times:

Teetered back and forth!

What, is it hanging from the sky on a string?

What a joke.


User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 6405 times:



Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 7):
Teetered back and forth!

I wonder what the moron who wrote this story was trying to say?


User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 6391 times:

In other news, 1,523 people in Portland, Oregon flushed their toilets at once.

So what?


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 6391 times:



Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 6):
I didn't think he was using this plane anymore.

Just the Embraer 190

It's Palin who uses the 190.



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User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 17 hours ago) and read 6240 times:



Quoting UAL757 (Reply 9):
In other news, 1,523 people in Portland, Oregon flushed their toilets at once.

Holy S..t!!! I mean crap. This story must be flush with Breaking News energy. It could wipe out many other stories.
Surely a top notch media type could make this news into something. They could use all kind of environmental terms. Maybe Joe the Plumber could be interviewed.

It could at least start a discussion on Bernoulli's principal.



I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 6103 times:



Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):

I think it's pretty obvious that McCain has seen much more dramatic things in an airplane...

Congrats on Anet's *BEST* post of the day....  thumbsup 


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6153 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 5995 times:



Quoting UAL757 (Reply 9):

That's what that sound was when my last QX flight pulled in tonight!

ASSFO



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User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 8 hours ago) and read 5877 times:
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Quoting Mauiman31 (Thread starter):

His "Straight Talk Air," a 737 plane,

When did he stop using a B6 A320?



When you have to breaststroke to your connecting flight...it's a crash!
User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2328 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 5545 times:



Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 14):
When did he stop using a B6 A320?

I don't believe he ever used a B6 A320 - he used a B6 E190 during his campaign prior to the convention (seen arriving at FRG in May):

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/304287329_RdFBw-L-1.jpg

and has used the B737 since (again at FRG, for the debate last month):

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/394937486_xZ8Qn-L.jpg



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User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 5036 times:



Quoting UAL757 (Reply 9):
In other news, 1,523 people in Portland, Oregon flushed their toilets at once

 rotfl 

Very creative.



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User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2877 times:



Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):
I think it's pretty obvious that McCain has seen much more dramatic things in an airplane...

Good call. I really don't think he was very much concerned about what happened.



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