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Emergency Longview Texas?  
User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

Just got a message from someone on AA 2275 Md 80 that was diverted to longview tx, due to storms at DFW, but are now delayed again.. """There is an emergency on another plane with 2 injuries, so we have to wait until they clear the emergency folks, then they are going to let us off. """

Any clue what is going on in Longview.. I assume longview can unload an md 80...


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User currently offlineworldtraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

yes, Longview has a terminal that COULD handle a narrowbody - it's actually fairly comfortable... probably not 140 seats in the gatehouse but the peeps can get off it that is necessary... my guess is that if they have to get off, the flight is cxld, though. There are plenty of hotel rooms not that far away....

BTW, I did flight training at GGG alongside WN 737s....


User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

Update, We are atill here in Longview. Three planes had to land here. An am eagle flight landed hard and had several injuries. The airline even brought in pizza


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5766 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Quoting worldtraveler (Reply 1):
yes, Longview has a terminal that COULD handle a narrowbody - it's actually fairly comfortable... probably not 140 seats in the gatehouse but the peeps can get off it that is necessary... my guess is that if they have to get off, the flight is cxld, though. There are plenty of hotel rooms not that far away....

BTW, I did flight training at GGG alongside WN 737s....

The GGG terminal used to serve two, if not three, airlines. But the gate area is very small, now that it's just AEagle.

Where, worldtraveler, did you do your flight training? I was a LeTourneau student...


User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7543 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

Ive flown in and out of there a couple of times because my aunt and grandparents live in Gladewater.

All I remember is that they have a runway that is really long. I think around 10,000 feet. That could land pretty much any aircraft.



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

Quoting worldtraveler (Reply 1):
yes, Longview has a terminal that COULD handle a narrowbody - it's actually fairly comfortable... probably not 140 seats in the gatehouse but the peeps can get off it that is necessary

I ended up having to divert to GGG once on an HSV-DFW flight due to weather. That was a 64-seat CRJ-700, and we were able to unload and head into the terminal. The terminal is small, and I don't remember there being seats for all 64 of us, but it was still WAY better than being on the plane. There is also plenty of space to sit around on the ground, both inside and outside.

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 4):
All I remember is that they have a runway that is really long. I think around 10,000 feet. That could land pretty much any aircraft.

Yes, it's 10,000 feet exactly, I believe. I have seen a few sites, wikipedia and others, that state GGG is an alternate landing site for the Space Shuttle...not sure how true that is, but the GGG website DOES have a picture of a 747 shuttle carrier on it.


User currently offlineworldtraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 2):
. An am eagle flight landed hard and had several injuries

any explanation for the hard landing... the runway is indeed more than long enough for a very easy landing.


User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3449 times:
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Quoting sw733 (Reply 5):
I have seen a few sites, wikipedia and others, that state GGG is an alternate landing site for the Space Shuttle...not sure how true that is, but the GGG website DOES have a picture of a 747 shuttle carrier on it.

East Texas Regional (GGG) has never been an alternate or emergency landing site for the shuttle. Dyess Air Force Base (DYS) is the only emergency landing spot in Texas for the shuttle. It wasn't uncommon for the shuttle carrier to make PR stops on its way from Edwards to Kennedy in the '80s and '90s. Atlantis, Columbia and Discovery have visited AUS on the 747 shuttle carrier.


User currently offlinePackcheer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Slightly off topic, but here's the list of all the shuttle's possible landing sites.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/sts-els.htm



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6591 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

I don't think 10000ft would be enough to be an alternate/emergency site. Here in France we have an emergency runway for the shuttle and it's the longest runway in Europe, at 12,300 ft. It's at Istres Air Base and is also used for military test flights. There even was U2s based there. The two other European sites, in Spain, have 11800ft and 12200ft runways.


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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Quoting Packcheer (Reply 8):
Slightly off topic, but here's the list of all the shuttle's possible landing sites.

Kinshasa, eh? I'd love to see that one...

"Discovery, Houston...you will have to divert to the DR Congo"

"Houston, Discovery...no thanks, crashing sounds fine."


User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3608 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 10):
"Houston, Discovery...no thanks, crashing sounds fine."


ROTFL...that was great.

Kind of cool to see the Azores there...makes sense to me.



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User currently offlineflyfree727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 2):
An am eagle flight landed hard and had several injuries. The airline even brought in pizza

Good thing is wasnt ANOTHER airline, or else there would be another mega thread like the last one talking about how THEY are superior to all the other airlines in the world when they brought pizza for their passengers.

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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4974 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

That GGG runway of 10,000 feet has been there since the early 70's. While I was doing my flight training in Louisiana I flew over there a few times on cross country trips. It was very strange landing a C-150 on such a long and wide runway.
At the time, they didn't even have a tower, just Unicom.



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