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32 UAL Planes Grounded At DIA  
User currently offlineUnited747-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Hi,
I was just watching the news in Denver and found that United had 32 planes damaged by hail last night at DIA. The planes were grounded, but some are flying again today. There was so much rain at DEN last night that waves could be seen on the tarmac, taxiways, and runways. 4 of Frontier's planes were damaged too. The storm caused 37 United delays, and the airport passed out 3,000 blankets to stranded passengers. United says that the planes were damaged on the tail, wings, and "surfaces." I hope everyone gets to where they wanted to go last night!

United747-200

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User currently offlineAA@STL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

haha

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Unfortunate but a reality.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

You should have been in Houston when we received three feet of water in a couple of days! IAH was shut down for 1 full day!

User currently offlineUnited747-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Unfortunatley, DIA has had many unneccesary problems such as power outages because the power lines simply get knocked together. That has closed it twice!

United747-200


User currently offlineUnited747-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

I think it's now 42 planes. I had no idea this storm even came through here.

User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Hey, any news on what types/# of types hurt? This will cost UA a lot of money to repair 32 or 42 planes. Sad news for those poor UA aircraft.  Sad

Rgds,

Boeing747-400


User currently offlineUnited747-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Hi,
They did not say the types of aircraft damaged. I'm sure there were 737's, 757's, 727's, 777's, 767's and 747's, but some of the damage was probably done to their smaller commuter planes. I'd say about 10 of those were damaged out of the 32. And yes, this will cost a lot. You can't just take a 777 to a body shop and have the dents buffed out!

United747-200


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

United747-200,

Thanks for the info. You're exactly right, it's not like just taking it into a body shop, that is a lot of planes there and taking them all out of service means many cancelled flights and lots and lots of $ lost.

BTW, I like your username.  Big thumbs up


Rgds,

Boeing747-400


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

I just heard United has cancelled 84 flights today, or about 4% of all their flights. Also, they said 40% of all flights today were running late. From my local news station.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

I too would be interested to know how many of what different type of airplanes were damaged, if someone can dig it up for us.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineUnited747-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

The number of planes grounded seems to keep growing. 5% of their entire fleet was damaged at DIA, and many of United Express'. The paper says some planes will be out for a couple weeks...at least.

United747-200


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Wow, I forgot about the Express Flights. More bad news for UAL.  Sad

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7484 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

No UA 74's in DEN to my knowlege anymore.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineUnited747-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

Hi,
I know there are 744's in DEN because I recently flew one to LAX...not more than 2 weeks ago. I see maybe 2 there each time I visit.

United747-200


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7484 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

UA744's?? I don't see any flights listed in the newest timeguide.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
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