Jiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3474 times:
Tuesday June 5, 1:40 PM
Northwest Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Tokyo
TOKYO (AP)--A Northwest Airlines Corp. (NWAC) passenger jet made an emergency belly landing at Tokyo's international airport after experiencing landing gear problems Tuesday, an airport spokesman said.
The incident forced the airport to shut down its only runway and suspend all flights, said Narita Airport spokesman Minoru Abe.
Northwest Airlines flight 28, headed to Tokyo from Manila, notified the airport that its landing gear was stuck and the runway was cleared, he said.
It wasn't known how many passengers were aboard, but Japan's Kyodo News service said there didn't appear to be any injuries.
Northwest Airlines officials couldn't be reached for comment
Jet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
good point about the mechanics!
But Narita is so busy, wouldnt it cause absolute kaos to have it closed for 1.5 hrs!!!!!!
It just seems strange to me, also would an aircraft landing on a runway with no wheels cause some damage to the runway surface?? Has Naritia opened its other runways yet, the parallel, or crosswind one?
Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3155 times:
One of these wrecks did this before at Tokyo. I wish NW would get these planes in order or buy some new planes. I had the `joy' of flying on 4 NW 742's and they are not the best !!. One of the aircraft I flew on wa N612US, I real old timer .
Asgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3106 times:
According to a local news web where I live, there were 395 passengers and 15 crew members onboard. One of the five landing gears didn't come down but the four that were okay managed to sustain the weight of the airplane.
Yesterday, another airplane from Northwest Airlines made an emergency landing at Narita Airport after an engine failure was reported by an indicator. There were 295 onboard.
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Lxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3062 times:
NW did well with their aircraft change.
They substituted the onward flight to SFO with
a 747200 and are expected only one hour late there.
Most other airlines would have had a long delay due
to aircraft availability even at their home base
ILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2926 times:
I would think that they should have diverted to a smallere airport but the safety services may not be as good. KIX would be worse since they would have to get the thing on a ship just to get it off of the airport.
Braniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
Rather than blasting the airline, I think congratulations are in order for the flight crew for bringing the aircraft back safely and without injuries.
Compared to most airlines, NWA has a fantastic safety history, even with one of the oldest fleets in passenger service. Considering how relatively minor theses incidents are, I think NWA is doing a great job maintaining their fleet.
PolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2817 times:
How is that possible that one of the busiest airports in the world has only one runway????
Congratulation for the pilots!!! But i still think that NWA should retire many of their planes. I understand that maintnance in NWA is one of the best in the world, but god damn many of their planes are 30+!!!!! Some DC-9 and 747 should be in museum.