Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2203 posts, RR: 13 Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2509 times:
Title says it all: has there ever been air service using a mainline jet to Nantucket? Anything unscheduled using a mainline jet, maybe a charter? The runway is 6,300ft long, so from that point of view it should be doable, no?
RobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
In fact, if memory is accurate, there was a near disaster with a Northeast DC9 on approach into Nantucket... as crazy as it sounds, I believe that the aircraft drifted below the glide slope on an ILS approach to RWY 06 and actually made some physical contact with the ocean before pulling up and miraculously saving the approach. I cannot find any references to this incident, but perhaps someone on this board has some more details.
In 1958, a Northeast Convair 240 crashed on a foggy approach into ACK with many fatalities.
FLYjoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2237 times:
Not scheduled, but... If I am remembering this correctly, sometime in the mid to late 90s, we had a PHL-BDA flight using a 737-300 that coudn't get into BDA due to high crosswinds. The a/c had to turn back towards the mainline and had to divert into ACK due to low fuel.
FlyPBA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
BizEx flew their Avro RJs for a while to Nantucket
When I worked for PBA in the 1980s, Continental flew a 737 or MD-80 on Monday mornings from ACK to LGA so Lorenzo could get from his country house in Nantucket back to Houston while running Texas Air. This continued into the 1990s and early 000s
Trump Shuttle 721s visited ACK quite often and were handled by us at PBA
Before that New York Air operated DC-9-30s to New York
Before that was Northeast and their DC-9s
Melon Bank flew their private DC-9 to ACK quite often and there have been a number of private 727s that have visited.