SYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4065 times:
A Mesaba plane taking off from the Hibbing Airport had engine problems the other day.
The plane did not get 2 miles away from the airport before returning do to problems.
Plane landed just fine even though emergency crews did rush to the airport.
Channel 5 has a small story about it.
SYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
Thankfully temps will be warmer for a bit this week in the 30s pretty much in Minnesota so the planes won't get beat up to much.
Curious though to see what happens if those planes have anymore problems this week or not.
You always hope it is just weather related and not something that would end up grounding them for awhile.
KLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3445 times:
Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 7): GFK which is essentually the same we were about 10-20 degrees colder than MSP, we were at -43 without windchill last week
With the cold, and all the CRJ cold weather problems, makes me wonder why NW has been sending 9E up so much. The 5am and 3pm outbounds are all the CRJ now. The irony of a Canadian built aircraft not fairing so well in (upper) Canadian like temps. Back on topic, however glad the XJ airplane made it back to the airfield ok. Heck at these temps, I wouldn't want to go out either.
[Edited 2009-01-18 22:33:41]
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Brandonfs88 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3251 times:
When i worked in MQT during the cold weather we had 2 options; 1. leave the plane at the gate with a heater cord plugged in for the engines, 2. tow the plane down to the hanger if significant snowfall was going to fall that night or already was.
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4320 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3052 times:
My source is the company, its memos and current saab pilots. Special measures are taken for compressor stall avoidance in the mornings, when it's cold. I guess the cold was too cold for an ECS takeoff for that CT7s. Similar incidents on two other planes occurred recently as well.