Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4 Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2879 times:
A Northwest 747 (they didn't say which variant, but I'd hazard a guess that it was a -400) was forced to land at the airport near Fort St. John, a small city of 17,000 in northeastern BC. The reason was smoke in the cabin, and the plane was bound for DTW from ANC. This is interesting, because I didn't know that Ft. St. John would have a runway capable of handling a large plane like a 747.
A dog had to be taken out of the baggage hold and was allowed to ride in the cabin for the rest of the trip, since the ventilation system was shut down in the baggage hold. I guess the dog must've been glad it got to ride in the same cabin as it's owner!
LuckySevens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2792 times:
Reuters says it's a 757
FORT ST. JOHN, British Columbia, July 25 (Reuters) - An overheated oven forced a Boeing 757 with 177 people on board to make an emergency landing at a small northern British Columbia airport, an official said on Wednesday.
The Northwest Airlines Corp.(NasdaqNM:NWAC - news) flight from Anchorage to Detroit was forced to land at Fort St. John, about 600 km (370 miles) northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, late on Tuesday with a report of smoke in the cabin, airport manager Alvin Maier said.
No injuries were reported, but the 170 passengers and seven-member crew had to remain on the aircraft for three hours as mechanics traced the problem to an oven used to reheat meals, Maier said.
The aircraft was allowed to continue its flight on Wednesday morning.
Red Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Hey, the toaster in my home often got overheated. And there often smoke everywhere. My point is, this is just a precautious measure to make an emergency landing. NW's 757 should be ok. I love them all. I am looking forward to see they change from 747 to A330. NWA should be great.
P.S. However, I hate their DC-10 for sure. They engine noise just scared me out last time when I flew from SEA to DTW back in 1996.