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User currently offlinehuxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7902 times:

Strange- tonight on the local news (KXAN) they reported that a southwest plane returned to AUS after takeoff due to smoke in the cockpit. The only evidence I can find is a twitter update from the reporter on this twitter link . I cant find anything else- flight aware doesn't show anything. Did this actually happen?

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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1924 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7785 times:

The only thing I see is flt 609 AUS-PHX diverted back to AUS and was N346SW, a -300.


My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3277 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7725 times:

Hmm...didn't see/hear anything about it either.

Odd.

I'm assuming everything turned out ok, otherwise I suspect we'd be hearing more about it.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlinehuxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7690 times:

The news mentioned that the plane had to get towed back to the gate. Thanks Quantas747 for finding the flight.

User currently offlinejfrworld From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7051 times:

I was on the continuation of flight 609 last night from PHX-SFO. The scheduled departure from PHX-SFO was 5:30pm, but the aircraft inbound from AUS didn't arrive until close to 7:30pm. The pilot apologized for the delay, didn't say why the aircraft was so late from AUS.

User currently offlineAUSisAwesome From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

I didn't hear anything about this (on KXAN) and I am obviously based in AUS. If I hear more I will post.

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

They mentioned it on KEYE (local CBS affiliate in Austin) On their website, they have a facebook feed and these were the two entries:

Quote:
KEYETV An incoming Southwest AIrlines flight to ABIA with 143 people on board has smoke in the cockpit.
Yesterday at 4:44pm

and

Quote:
KEYETV The Southwest Airlines flight with smoke in the in cockpit has landed SAFELY. Officials are now evaluating the plane.
Yesterday at 4:51pm

We might have heard more about this if the local channels hadn't been covering the brush fire in the Scenic Brook neighborhood in Oak Hill which destroyed 11 homes and damaged 10 others.

LoneStarMike


User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Now while NOT of course saying there is an exact and direct correlation between the two events; I was however at the KAUS spotting grounds maybe 2-3 weeks ago, and saw a WN plane hold short at 17L for almost 15 minutes or more, and then turn around and return to the gate.

Immediately thought of that incident when I saw this thread...

KAUST aka Adam



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User currently offlinehuxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

Yea its a mystery. From the track that quantas747 had (which only worked on my iphone) it looked like the plane turned around near San Angelo. You guys think that wildfire smoke from the west texas fires could get up that high - and somehow get in the plane?

ps KAUS has a spotting ground?


User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

QANTAS   not Quantas :P

And yep! It is on Golf Course Road, by the northern end of 17L (eastern-most runway of course), and the next right on Ben White traveling east just past the airport.  



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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1924 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Quoting KAUST (Reply 9):
QANTAS not Quantas :P

THANK YOU!



My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 10):
Quoting KAUST (Reply 9):
QANTAS not Quantas :P

THANK YOU!

You are very welcome!  



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