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United 949 Emergency Landing In Chicago  
User currently offlinedarthluke12694 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 16333 times:

I have heard that United 949 has made an emergency landing in Chicago earlier today. Apparently it had an issue with its landing gear AFTER safely landing. They deployed the emergency slides, evacuated, and there was a small fire. Anyone know what the problem could be. It was a 767-300 according to flightaware.com, and came from London.

I don't have any links or pictures, does any one on here have any pics or links?

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User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 16351 times:

This is the article on the Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2...s-evacuated-from-jet-at-ohare.html

The article says "all but 20 people aboard needed to be evacuated" surely if there is a potential fire, and an evacuation in progress, everyone should get off as quickly as possible?

Cheers

MCO 2 BRS

[Edited 2010-08-04 20:04:19]

User currently offlinenutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 505 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 16318 times:

Could have been a fire caused by hot brakes or fluid leaking onto the hot surfaces of the brake system....pure speculation on my part but would be reasonable given your description. Hope everyone was okay.....those slides can be dangerous!


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User currently offlinebrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1671 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16108 times:

Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 1):
The article says "all but 20 people aboard needed to be evacuated" surely if there is a potential fire, and an evacuation in progress, everyone should get off as quickly as possible?

Is it possible that the fire was extinguished while the evacuation was in progress and they decided to deboard the remaining 20 pax in the normal manner (via stairs) to reduce the risks of injury?



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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16033 times:

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User currently offlinedarthluke12694 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 15928 times:

Quoting brenintw (Reply 3):
Is it possible that the fire was extinguished while the evacuation was in progress and they decided to deboard the remaining 20 pax in the normal manner (via stairs) to reduce the risks of injury?

It could be, but I would think they would still evacuate the plane though, just for safety issues. I wonder what those 20 passengers were thinking? I'm sure they wanted off too, because everyone else was off. If everyone but you and a few other people evacuated, wouldn't you be nervous. I would!! But then I don't know. That is just what I think.


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6020 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 15921 times:

Quoting darthluke12694 (Reply 5):
Quoting brenintw (Reply 3):
Is it possible that the fire was extinguished while the evacuation was in progress and they decided to deboard the remaining 20 pax in the normal manner (via stairs) to reduce the risks of injury?

It could be, but I would think they would still evacuate the plane though, just for safety issues. I wonder what those 20 passengers were thinking? I'm sure they wanted off too, because everyone else was off. If everyone but you and a few other people evacuated, wouldn't you be nervous. I would!! But then I don't know. That is just what I think.

It was a small brake fire that was put out during the evacuation....they stopped evacuating at that point as going down the slides was more dangerous then staying on the aircraft.



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User currently offlinedarthluke12694 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 15888 times:

Quoting United1 (Reply 6):
It was a small brake fire that was put out during the evacuation....they stopped evacuating at that point as going down the slides was more dangerous then staying on the aircraft.

Thanks for the info. I'm sure it is dangerous going down a slide. I wouldn't know, and I don't want to find out, but I'd take the stairs!


User currently offlineflyfree727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 15807 times:

Quoting darthluke12694 (Reply 5):
It could be, but I would think they would still evacuate the plane though, just for safety issues

At AA it is FA procedure that once an evacuations is initiated, all fa's must perform the evacuation to completion.
just an fyi for those curious.

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User currently offlinedinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1066 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 15626 times:

The continuation of that flight to PDX took place. Although it's a change of A/C down to a 757. Wonder if there were any connecting pax?

Dinker



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User currently offlineairfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 15125 times:

The Trib updated the story with a passenger's cell phone video. Its pretty comical.....

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2...s-evacuated-from-jet-at-ohare.html



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User currently onlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 14969 times:

It's amazing that people were carrying their bags off the plane and going down the slide with them, especially the bone head with 3 bags, must have been really important!


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User currently offlinemetjetceo From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 14933 times:

Maybe the 20 people were the band and entourage traveling with the guy that had his guitar broken by United.

User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7311 posts, RR: 85
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 14886 times:
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Quoting flyfree727 (Reply 8):
At AA it is FA procedure that once an evacuations is initiated, all fa's must perform the evacuation to completion.
just an fyi for those curious.

The guy I know at UA in ORD called and said they aborted the evacuation after approximately 100 passengers had used slides. Six passengers were injured using the slides improperly.   

Quoting tb727 (Reply 11):
It's amazing that people were carrying their bags off the plane and going down the slide with them,

In trolling the skies I've had to use the slides once for an emergency (tire fire ironically) and most of the people seated around me in F class took their carry on luggage - unbelievable.   



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User currently offlineAKviator From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 14888 times:

Quoting airfinair (Reply 10):
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2...s-evacuated-from-jet-at-ohare.html

   @ the guy who fell.


User currently offlineYchocky From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 14855 times:

Good to see the pax grabbed their belongings.

User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7311 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 14824 times:
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Quoting Ychocky (Reply 15):
Good to see the pax grabbed their belongings.

The six passengers injured in the aborted evacuation probably had their hands full of crap when they used the slide and caused injury to themselves.   


[Edited 2010-08-05 09:30:45]


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User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 14768 times:

Make sure you have all of your bags from those great LHR duty-free shops before you go down the emergency slide!

User currently offlinedarthluke12694 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13460 times:

Quoting tb727 (Reply 11):
t's amazing that people were carrying their bags off the plane and going down the slide with them, especially the bone head with 3 bags, must have been really important!

Wow. Really? People care more about their stuff, then the safety of themselves, and the other passengers.


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13420 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 16):
hands full of crap

Reminds me of that imbecile of a businessman who slid down the slide with his briefcase from that WN 737 (I forget the variant) after it blew a tire on landing @ HOU a year or so ago...and IIRC his briefcase opened and papers flew all over. This was all caught on tape.

I suspect he caught hell for that...and rightfully so.



Jack @ AUS
User currently offlinebuslover From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12203 times:

Even if evacuating an airplane, it doesn't hurt to watch where you're going


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User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12120 times:

At least only 1 guy was wearing shorts. The rest were wearing long pants. This made their slide more comfortable. I find it relatively surprising that not more people weren't wearing shorts on the trip.

User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11998 times:

Quoting Western727 (Reply 19):
Reminds me of that imbecile of a businessman who slid down the slide with his briefcase from that WN 737 (I forget the variant) after it blew a tire on landing @ HOU a year or so ago...and IIRC his briefcase opened and papers flew all over. This was all caught on tape.

Oh that was great!


User currently offlineORDFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11539 times:

Quoting AKviator (Reply 14):
@ the guy who fell.

What exactly did he fall over? Look like some sort of runway lighting fixture, but it's right on the taxi line or in holding area? How do not planes not run over it?


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11444 times:

Quoting ORDFan (Reply 23):
What exactly did he fall over?

He fell over the two orange lights that blink alternately at nighttime to caution aircraft they are about to enter a rwy. They are normally on either side of a taxiway that leads to a rwy. I forget what they're called though.



Jack @ AUS
25 DuckRedbeard : And in that exact order. I wonder if the guy who tripped over the light while walking backwards was one of the injured, and if he will sue for not be
26 slimshady : Okay, just being the devils advocate here... If I were in the same situation... a passenger on that plane, and evacuated, I sure as heck would be walk
27 Post contains images RB211TriStar : I've often thought about that. I always try and keep some important items on me or real close in the event I ever do have to evacuate. For me, the "mu
28 peteg913 : Guard lights.
29 AKviator : I would definitely bring my carry-on with me. Runway Guard Lights, according to the AIM, which states: Runway Guard lights are installed at taxiway/r
30 nutsaboutplanes : This is actually a funny conversation because I have thought about this many times while flying. I have my life on my laptop and I started saving eve
31 Gulfstream650 : It's all good and well for people to criticize others for taking their belongings with them but put in the situation, I'm 99% sure they would do exac
32 757luver : How could you forget about the huuuuuge light fixture sticking up out the ground. Trip from London, England to Chicago $900, souvenirs from your trip
33 type-rated : The F/A's here could tell us this. I believe in the emergency evacuation speech they do tell you to leave your belongings behind. When you are trying
34 darthluke12694 : I don't understand why some of you would endanger your, and other people's lives by taking your briefcase, laptop, etc, with you. I understand you hav
35 flyfree727 : At AA, that is our VERY FIRST COMMAND!!! "Don't take anything with you!" AA ORD
36 SLCGuy : RGLs, elevated runway guard lights also known as "wig wags", and usually run 24 hrs a day. In pavement RGLs, blinking amber lights across the taxiway
37 wingnut135 : Several years ago I was working at Rhein-Main and a C-5 taxied in with hot brakes, and by the time it stopped the #3 gear caught fire. The first passe
38 Post contains images rollingstar101 : What are those things on the side of the slide? Are they to catch someone if they miss the slide?
39 MCO2BRS : If I was on there, I'd be down that slide in a heartbeat, theres no way I'm waiting for stairs! I always wear long sleeves and jeans when flying for
40 FlyWhisperjets : My thoughts exactly...I wonder if they all of a sudden announced..."Ladies and Gentleman at this time the captain has requested that you return to yo
41 lax25r : I believe they're a shelter of sorts in a ditching--either that or they can fit more people onto one raft this way. The DC-10/MD-11 has something sim
42 darthluke12694 : Exactly!! You run to get off the plane, get slide rash (or whatever you call it), just to stand right beside the plane, when it could explode at any
43 fxramper : In my thousands of flights and 1 evacuated via slides, the cabin crew was very calm instructing to leave ALL personal items and carry on in the plane
44 Post contains links MarkHKG : Exactly. These are slide/rafts and in this "side" area you can have passengers seated. Once the raft is detached from the aircraft during a ditching,
45 ManuCH : I think people tend to grab their personal belongings, even if instructed not to do so, because they're not feeling the immediate danger in the situat
46 type-rated : But in the AF A340 crash in Toronto, some people still grabbed their carry ons before before exiting the aircraft. All it would take is 1 roller bag t
47 darthluke12694 : I have never been on a slide, or even seen one in real life, so i don't anything about them. But is it possible that a carry-on that someone brings co
48 nutsaboutplanes : Yes it is very possible. I remember at our ART at NW, we were always reminded to tell women with high heals to remove their shoes before going down t
49 skygirl : Part of our evac commands are to leave everything. However when it comes to the actual evacuation, it seems increasingly common that people are going
50 Post contains links MarkHKG : It's not just the slide, but the whole evacuation route. A passenger trying to get his overhead luggage will physically block the aisle, and then as
51 Post contains links MCO2BRS : Agreed. Every time I hear of people being stupid enough to take personal belongings with them, I remember the IB6250 evacuation video discussed in th
52 web500sjc : what is even the procedure if a pilot knows they are going to evacuate the plane? do they shut the engines down once they stop- stow the spiolers for
53 Post contains links MarkHKG : The checklist does cover those items. For a B-737, in which spoilers do need to be retracted, you can see an excellent document that goes over the pr
54 757luver : Yeah cause we all know how most of them would react. I know this probably sounds crazy, but I'm sure the airport police would be on scene to make sur
55 traindoc : Just flew UA last week, SAT-SFO-SEA. During the safety briefing, the F/A tell everyone that if evacuation is needed, DO NOT TAKE ANY HAND BAGGAGE with
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