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Man Dies On An AA Flight Bound For MIA  
User currently offlinejosekmlb From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9802 times:

I did not see this posted, the plane diverted to KORF


http://news.travel.aol.com/2011/05/1...-american-airlines-plane-diverted/

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User currently offlinejosekmlb From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9684 times:

If you watch the video link it says it was a B747, Infact it was a B763

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...3/history/20110518/2129Z/KJFK/KRDU


User currently offlineaajfksjubklyn From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 901 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9430 times:

Get a load of the picture they pulled from Getty...Its an AA pic from 1968, and appears to be a 747...based on the high sidewalls...Hysterical.

User currently offlineBRJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9324 times:

First of all - may the deceased RIP.

Although I hate to think about death, I have to admit - as an enthusiast, I couldn't think of a better way to pass, peacefully cruising through the sky at 35,000ft.

Now as for the reporting on this story, it's almost comical.
The late 60s/early 70s photo of a 747, the news anchor saying that a Boeing 747 made an emergency landing (later showing the 767 at the gate), the clueless wife who's waiting on her husband to arrive from Atlanta on an American flight, and the almost suggestion that Norfolk is a hub for AA (loved ones waiting on passengers from other American flights).


User currently offlineYYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8962 times:

I know these incidents get reported on a.net a fair bit was there something unique about this incident. I didn't gather that from the article. I only ask because this incident was reported on a local station here in Toronto (CP24) and this incident seems to have no Canadian connection whatsoever. Must have been a slow news day.....

YYZRWY23



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User currently offlinemilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8754 times:

Love the effort from the reporters to include "international" in the airport name. Where can you fly internationally from Norfolk?

Taco Bell?

-Thank god the Kurtz family will remain entact. It's an absolute miracle because he was also on American Airlines coming from Atlanta. He really dodged a bullet there.

[Edited 2011-05-19 17:51:45]

User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1438 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 8756 times:

Local news can be so amateurishly...what's the word I'm looking for?.......dumb? silly? offensive? befuddling? careless? out of context?

I don't know anymore. RIP dude. Sorry your personal drama got raped by the press so much...



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User currently offlineSouthernDC9 From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8483 times:

Quoting milemaster (Reply 5):
Love the effort from the reporters to include "international" in the airport name. Where can you fly internationally from Norfolk?

What should they have called it, exactly? What's the airport's official/correct name? Municipal? Regional?

Did the flight continue on with the same plane?



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User currently offlineocracoke From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8413 times:

Quoting milemaster (Reply 5):
Love the effort from the reporters to include "international" in the airport name. Where can you fly internationally from Norfolk?

Norfok International Airport is the full name of the airport. Not something made up by reporters.

As to where you can fly internationally from ORF,...anywhere you want. ORF does have access to CBP. Hence why they consider themselves an international airport. Gate 1, I believe, is the international gate.
There are no scheduled international commercial flights, but that doesn't mean that the CBP can't be there in a couple of minutes to clear any private flights that might arrive. Think: contractors, military, NATO. Not everyone is permitted into NAS Norfolk, so those land and clear at ORF. Then there is the occasional international flight that lands because some rowdy/drunk tourists had to be kicked off the plane.

Quoting BRJ (Reply 3):
and the almost suggestion that Norfolk is a hub for AA

Should almost be a hub for CO (UA). With the diversions that land here whenever EWR is in a mess, might as well open up a new CO(UA) hub. Last time I flew out, there were 8 mainline CO aircraft on the ramp, waiting for their turn to get to EWR.


User currently offline9W748Capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8378 times:

Hey - at least the news anchor and the article writer are on the same page  

Norfolk must have had a REALLY REALLY slow day judging by how the tv station handled it. What a comical way of doing their job. May the deceased passenger RIP.


User currently offlineDLMD90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8176 times:

Quoting milemaster (Reply 5):

-Thank god the Kurtz family will remain entact. It's an absolute miracle because he was also on American Airlines coming from Atlanta. He really dodged a bullet there.

LOL!!!!! She made it sounds like AA was killing people, and she was worried about her husbands safety


User currently offlineBRJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4862 times:

Quoting DLMD90 (Reply 10):
Quoting milemaster (Reply 5):

-Thank god the Kurtz family will remain entact. It's an absolute miracle because he was also on American Airlines coming from Atlanta. He really dodged a bullet there.

LOL!!!!! She made it sounds like AA was killing people, and she was worried about her husbands safety


This was just the icing on the cake of the whole story.

And thanks for a great laugh this morning, milemaster and DLMD90.   


User currently offlineua76heavy From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

It must have been a really slow news day. It's a joke when a news crew is assigned to cover a non-event story and build it up as if this is the first time someone has ever died while in flight (wow, late-breaking news).

User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Ugh! Reporters, can't live with 'em...can't live without 'em.   I do wish that AA got 747s again, though.


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User currently offlinejosekmlb From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

Quoting goblin211 (Reply 13):
I do wish that AA got 747s again, though

Same thing I was thinking lol


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