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United 757 With Smoke In Cockpit Lands @ CRW  
User currently offlineMainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8307 times:

here's the news link:

http://www.dailymail.com/News/Kanawha/201007270260

and here's the flight track:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...9/history/20100727/1215Z/KIAD/KCRW

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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3451 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8104 times:

What odd reporting...


"By about 10:30 a.m., the passengers were able to leave the secure zone and eat breakfast at Tudor's Biscuit World in the airport."

You don't say?!



hit it and quit it
User currently onlineflyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

How in the world do you get a 757 into CRW?!


Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlinerampguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7966 times:

Why would they need to take the passengers to ORD? Just fly in a replacement aircraft, as they did, load it and send it on to SAN.

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2848 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7932 times:

Quoting flyingbronco05 (Reply 2):
How in the world do you get a 757 into CRW?!

From the article:

"Although it is not every day that an aircraft of this size lands at Yeager, Belcher said the airport was more than equipped to handle it. He said that 757s often land at Yeager as part of special events or chartered flights. Most recently, several 757s landed at Yeager carrying Washington dignitaries to Sen. Robert Byrd's funeral, he said."



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User currently offlinepvd757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3406 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7887 times:

Is it me or has CRW had a bunch of aircraft incidents in recent years?

User currently offlinerampguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7768 times:

Quoting flyingbronco05 (Reply 2):
How in the world do you get a 757 into CRW?!

Apparently you do not read the article that the OP included.


User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7740 times:
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Quoting rampguy (Reply 3):
Why would they need to take the passengers to ORD? Just fly in a replacement aircraft, as they did, load it and send it on to SAN.

I was wondering same thing. Perhaps with the pax/cargo load, weight of adequate fuel to get to SAN made it too heavy for CRWs under 7,000' runway.

[Edited 2010-07-27 12:06:56]


"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7730 times:

Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 1):
By about 10:30 a.m., the passengers were able to leave the secure zone and eat breakfast at Tudor's Biscuit World in the airport."

Lucky passengers....      



In thrust we trust!
User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3762 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7590 times:

Quoting flyingbronco05 (Reply 2):
How in the world do you get a 757 into CRW?!

I dont know man.. those 757's are real DOGS..........


User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3762 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 7318 times:

Photos and videos on the airport Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/FlyCRW?ref=mf

Looks like they climbed like a bat out of hell.


User currently offline1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 7255 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 10):
http://www.facebook.com/FlyCRW?ref=mf

Great link. Thanks for sharing. That 757 looks huge there


User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4256 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 7247 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 10):
Photos and videos on the airport Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/FlyCRW?ref=mf

Looks like they climbed like a bat out of hell.

And what a huge dust cloud during the initial part of the takeoff!


User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3762 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7186 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 12):
And what a huge dust cloud during the initial part of the takeoff!

That's from the unpaved runway extension.


User currently offline757luver From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7116 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 10):
http://www.facebook.com/FlyCRW?ref=mf

Any word on what the problem was? If you look at the pics on their facebook page, it looks like they are looking at the APU. Just wondering if that was the problem maybe?



Long live the 757!
User currently offline727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 793 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6429 times:

CRW is more than big enough to handle a 757. As a current 757 pilot I can tell you this with certainty. Airlines routinely fly from SNA and JAC, which have the same or shorter runways, nearly transcon with full loads. If United had wanted to they could have just flown non-stop but there were probably other reasons for not doing so such as fuel cost at CRW or aircraft availibility. In fact a certain AirForce sends it's C-25's ( I think that's right) ie 757-200 to CRW for training flights on a semi regular basis.

727forever



727forever
User currently offlinedeltabobo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6262 times:

I dispatched a 767 into the airport. Believe me, it can handle a 767-300 as well. It's tight, but feasible.


Dispatchers...saving pilots from themselves and their egos since 1938!
User currently offlinePacificClipper From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 10):
Photos and videos on the airport Facebook:

Thanks for sharing. UA's 757 looks great, especially against the forest covered hills and on the ground with the empty airside.



Fly Beautiful :: 747
User currently offline727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 793 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

Quoting deltabobo (Reply 16):
I dispatched a 767 into the airport. Believe me, it can handle a 767-300 as well. It's tight, but feasible.

Those had to be some interesting performance numbers, especially if it was a 76S or 76P. Those things can eat up a 10,000' runway pretty quick with any kind of a load.   That being said, with flaps 20 and the right load, no problem.

727forever



727forever
User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3762 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Quoting deltabobo (Reply 16):
I dispatched a 767 into the airport. Believe me, it can handle a 767-300 as well. It's tight, but feasible.

Would it be the Ryan Int'l 763 that stopped in a while back?

Quoting 727forever (Reply 15):
If United had wanted to they could have just flown non-stop but there were probably other reasons for not doing so such as fuel cost at CRW or aircraft availibility

What all would factor into this? Could it just have been a "comfort zone" type deal since CRW probably isnt in the UA mainline op specs?

Quoting 727forever (Reply 15):
In fact a certain AirForce sends it's C-25's ( I think that's right) ie 757-200 to CRW for training flights on a semi regular basis.

That's true, all the time.


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