Iowaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5922 times:
WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A Boeine 757 made an emergency landing at the Waterloo Regional Airport just after ten today.
There's no word yet on where the plan was from or where it was headed. The airport was notified that there was smoke in the cockpit and the plane needed to land in Waterloo. The airport was notified when the plane was ten miles out.
JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5843 times:
Just got a call from a friend who was walking off the aircraft in ALO - apparently it parked away from the terminal and they were getting off via air stairs. He said you could definitely smell the smoke on the plane. He's going to call me back in a few minutes once he's off with the rego.
AirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 662 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5229 times:
I watched both video's on the WCF Courier website and I think community members from Waterloo, Iowa should be commended for banding together and taking care of the passengers after the aircraft landed safely. Reminds me of the time that a DL MD-11 had to make an emergency landing in Cold Bay, Alaska out on the Aleutian Chain. Like this event, the community banded together and made sure the passengers and crew were cared for until they were able to fly out.
Iowaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5142 times:
Quoting AirlineBrat (Reply 5): I watched both video's on the WCF Courier website and I think community members from Waterloo, Iowa should be commended for banding together and taking care of the passengers after the aircraft landed safely.
Here's a snip from KWWL:
Passengers were treated to a pizza lunch, and shuttles transported about 30 people to the Isle Casino, turning the inconvenience into a sightseeing opportunity.
"This is my opportunity to come here, so it was meant to be," Angel said.
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4848 times:
Quoting JohnJ (Reply 8): How does this normally work? SInce ALO isn't a mainline station, would they have shuttled some technicians down from MSP to check out the plane before getting it airborne again?
Yep - the WCF article mentioned that they were sending mechanics down. Pretty easy for Mesaba to put three mechanics on the next Saab flight out as 'must rides.'