DTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 811 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
I was on my way from PHL to SNA and was connecting through ORD yesterday.
Around 6 PM Central time, I saw an ambulance with lights flashing whizz between Concourses B and C.
Then around 8PM Central time, on my way out on the SNA flight, I saw multiple fire trucks and ambulances (again with lights flashing) and a mobile flight of stairs all waiting together near the B and C concourses.
At the same time, I saw lights flashing closer to Concourse M as well.
Does anybody have any idea of what was happening? Were there any emergencies?
Jetdoctor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2866 times:
This usually occurs when an aircraft declares an emergency. It happens all the time at ORD, and the outcome turns into nothing. (smoke in cabin, hydraulic problems etc...)
What you probably saw was the CFR staging at both ends of the runway (I will assume 10-28).
Like I said, you will see this a couple of times a week at ORD.
Break ground, and head into the wind. Don't break wind and head into the ground.
B6JFKSEA From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2643 times:
I was on AS 29 and saw the emergency equipment. We had to go around the whole airport to get to the runway. The pilot said that an AA MD80 declared an emergency but didn't specify what type of emergency.