huxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 137 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8161 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?
jfrworld From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7310 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.
KAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 135 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3008 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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huxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2923 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?