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Southwest Emergency Landing At ORD - 5/21/10  
User currently offlinesquawk0303 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15016 times:

This was quite a surprise!
Southwest making an emergency landing at ORD.
Took a few pics, sorry about the poor quality.



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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2764 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 14977 times:

Anyone know why? I think we can rule out health emergency (due to being so close to MDW).


No info
User currently offlineBP1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 14947 times:

Luckily enough everything turned out ok.

Or was this a charter????

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User currently offlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4382 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 14831 times:

This is pure speculation, but it would make sense for this to be an issue with flaps extending. Aircraft would need a higher approach speed, and the short runways at MDW could not accommodate. That's my guess.


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User currently offlineWNcrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1444 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14414 times:

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 3):
This is pure speculation, but it would make sense for this to be an issue with flaps extending. Aircraft would need a higher approach speed, and the short runways at MDW could not accommodate. That's my guess.

That's what I saw on ABC 7 News last night. STL-MDW, problem with flaps, diverted to ORD. I know we've had a diversion there once before (that I know of) because of an engine failure on takeoff out of MDW.

Thanks to CO for accepting the diversion and, I'm sure, handling the passengers with patience and grace under pressure.



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14301 times:

Quoting WNcrew (Reply 4):
Thanks to CO for accepting the diversion and, I'm sure, handling the passengers with patience and grace under pressure.

CO? Looks like UA to me.



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User currently onlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14264 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 5):
CO? Looks like UA to me

CO is in Terminal 1 now, like UA.



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User currently offlineWNcrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1444 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14202 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 5):
CO? Looks like UA to me.

On the local news, the photo showed the 737 parked at a CO jetway, it also stated that pax deplaned and were able to claim their luggage.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22731 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13820 times:

Quoting WNcrew (Reply 4):
I know we've had a diversion there once before (that I know of) because of an engine failure on takeoff out of MDW.

They happen periodically - probably every year or two. It's usually not for something like weather that affects a lot of aircraft since WN, like most carriers I think, prefers online stations in that situation, but aircraft-specific problems often lead to a diversion to ORD. IIRC UA handled the last one (though they still had 737s then).



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2297 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11735 times:

Does anyone know the tail number of the bird involved?


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User currently offlineTHEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 845 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10551 times:
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Quoting SXDFC (Reply 9):
Does anyone know the tail number of the bird involved?

Yep, N606SW - saw it in the (UAL) hangar last night...I thought they were lost, it's only another 15 miles or so to MDW!  duck 

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User currently offlineUALORD From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8874 times:

You would think AA would take because they have the 737-800?

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8826 times:

Quoting UALORD (Reply 11):
You would think AA would take because they have the 737-800?

UA just retired the 737-300s within the past six months - their mechanics are surely well-trained on any 737-300 issues that might have arisen as well.


User currently offlineUALORD From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8790 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 12):
UA just retired the 737-300s within the past six months - their mechanics are surely well-trained on any 737-300 issues that might have arisen as well.

Rite. I forgot all about the 300's and 500's UA had.


User currently offline737tanker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7828 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 12):
UA just retired the 737-300s within the past six months - their mechanics are surely well-trained on any 737-300 issues that might have arisen as well.

While UA mechanics are well trained and know the 737 it is a short drive from MDW to ORD so I'm sure the WN mechanics are doing the work. It is not uncommon for WN mechanics to dive from MDW to MKE. In the past before they had maintenance in SMF WN would have OAK mechanics drive to SMF if they had an aircraft that needed an overnight fix.


User currently offlineBlueman87 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7194 times:

aren't UA +CO in the same terminale sense CO joined Star


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User currently offlineTHEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 845 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6591 times:
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Quoting 737tanker (Reply 14):
I'm sure the WN mechanics are doing the work.

Yes, they had their own people working on it.

Quoting Blueman87 (Reply 15):
aren't UA +CO in the same terminale sense CO joined Star

Yes, they are both in Terminal 1, CO uses gates B1 - B5.



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User currently offlineCOS777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6206 times:

Considering how competitive the airline business is, it is refreshing to see airlines helping each other out in situations like this, especially a legacy helping WN. I'm sure most airlines have calculated that the ones who suffer in the long run are the ones who chose to stick it to their competition.

I wouldn't be surprised if WN has to pay CO or UA something for the gate and hangar space, but I think that is probably fair.


User currently offlineF9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 696 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5453 times:

Quoting COS777 (Reply 17):
Considering how competitive the airline business is, it is refreshing to see airlines helping each other out in situations like this, especially a legacy helping WN. I'm sure most airlines have calculated that the ones who suffer in the long run are the ones who chose to stick it to their competition.

I wouldn't be surprised if WN has to pay CO or UA something for the gate and hangar space, but I think that is probably fair.

  

I'm sure the alirlines have something worked out in advance. Here are some pics of a WN flight at DEN being serviced by F9 because of a medical emergency on board. This was before WN started serving DEN, obviously.
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Based on the captions, the flight was from LAS to MHT.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Quoting COS777 (Reply 17):
Considering how competitive the airline business is, it is refreshing to see airlines helping each other out in situations like this

I don't think it is uncommon as you might think. I remember seeing a picture of a NW 757 with a UPS rudder.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19415 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

Quoting F9Fan (Reply 18):
I'm sure the alirlines have something worked out in advance. Here are some pics of a WN flight at DEN being serviced by F9 because of a medical emergency on board. This was before WN started serving DEN, obviously.

There are probably set fees for services. And it also depends on who has what available. For all we know, their ops manager called AA first and was told they didn't have a gate. I'd imagine there's also a bit of karma involved in this. It could always very well be UA needing WN's help another time.


User currently offlinetrijetsrmissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5334 times:

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 10):
Yep, N606SW - saw it in the (UAL) hangar last night...I thought they were lost, it's only another 15 miles or so to MDW!

Are you sure that's the correct registration? I think the type in question is a 73G, first of which arrived at WN in '98. That tail number was delivered in 1995...



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User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5227 times:

Quoting trijetsrmissed (Reply 21):
I think the type in question is a 73G, first of which arrived at WN in '98. That tail number was delivered in 1995...

Kind of tough to see but the flap canoes aren't red on this plane, indicating it's a -300. It has winglets, but I've been flying on a lot of -300s with winglets recently. I think there are ~100 with them in the WN fleet.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22731 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4833 times:

Quoting chrisair (Reply 22):
Kind of tough to see but the flap canoes aren't red on this plane, indicating it's a -300.

Correct. FWIW, flightaware also shows it as a -300.



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User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4715 times:
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 20):
It could always very well be UA needing WN's help another time.

  

IMHO, commercial aviation is uncommon among American industries in this regard, especially when it comes to helping out those you're vigorously competing with. Although there are certainly dollars to be made for offering IROPS services to other carriers, there's a long tradition of building up a "karma account" to fall back on when you're the one needing help. And it appears to work out pretty well, most of the time (not including, for example, CO/XE/XJ in RST last August).


User currently offlineTHEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 845 posts, RR: 8
Reply 25, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4183 times:
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Quoting trijetsrmissed (Reply 21):
Are you sure that's the correct registration
?

Yes sir, I was standing right there in the hangar looking at it...



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