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US Airways Accident In Houston...in August?  
User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1304 posts, RR: 10
Posted (4 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

I was just trying to go to the US Airways website when it came up with two links, including one to a page that had this on it:

Quote:

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 17, 2010” US Airways (NYSE: LCC) flight 270, a Boeing 737-300 en route to Phoenix from Houston has been involved in an accident upon departure in Houston at approximately 10:02 a.m. CT.

Airline officials are in direct contact with local, state and national authorities and are cooperating fully with emergency response efforts. US Airways™ primary concern at this time is for those on board the airplane and their families.

US Airways is confirming passengers and crew on board the aircraft and will issue additional information as soon as possible. At this point, no additional details can be confirmed.
Individuals who believe they may have family members on board flight 270 may call US Airways at 1-800-679-8215 within the United States. This number can be reached toll-free from international locations through AT&T™s USADirect®. To contact an AT&T operator, please visit http://www.usa.att.com/traveler for USADirect® access codes.

US Airways will provide additional information as it becomes available. Please monitor usairways.com for the latest information. (LCCG)

- LCC -

Taken from http://news.usairways.com/1.htm

Does anybody know anything about this? Nothing comes up on their regular homepage about it. The weird part is that the date is in August; I just did a Google search and couldn't find anything. Anyone know what's going on?

-J.


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User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 849 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 4814 times:

According to Flightaware AWE270 operated as normal on August 17:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE270/history/20100817/1119Z/KIAH/KPHX


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2450 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 4730 times:

Its also nowhere to be found on ntsb.gov.. and if you go to the normal US Airways press releases, its not there either.


You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

It's a template page that accidentally got published, hence the generic URL.

I can assure you nothing happened that day.


Edit: news.usairways.com is clearly a test page.

[Edited 2010-10-21 23:30:10]


"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlinehomsar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 4269 times:

Gee, you would think they would want to make such a test/template inaccessible to the general public.


I was raised by a cup of coffee.
User currently offlinepliersinsight From United States of America, joined May 2008, 499 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

I'm staying the heck off that flight in the future. Foreshadowing fate!

User currently offlinemaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Quoting homsar (Reply 4):
Gee, you would think they would want to make such a test/template inaccessible to the general public.

Obviously - someone screwed up. Humans involved!

All airlines run internal drills like this one to prepare for the unfortunate accident.


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Looks like the problem has been remedied.


"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 2):
Its also nowhere to be found on ntsb.gov

The NTSB does not investigate all events. There is a list of criteria that must be met before they even get involved. Same goes with the FAA. I see things happen all the time that don't get investigated...let alone even make the local news.



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