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NW 747 Made Forced Landing In Northern BC  
User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2727 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!

This is the link to the news article that just came in:

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User currently offlineLuckySevens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2640 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.


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4345 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

The 757 sounds correct. NW quit flying 747 through ANC a couple of years ago (when ANC was dropped as an intermediate stop on the polar route).

"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Thanks for straightening this out, guys.

The 757 makes sense because of another thing: YXJ's longest runway measures only 6900 ft. in length - I doubt a 747 could even take off from a runway that short.

I found an updated version of that story. Like the Yahoo! article posted, It does indeed say that it was a 757 this time around.

Sometimes the damned media doesn't know how to tell the difference between a 747 and a 757!  Angry

User currently offlineDelta2006 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

You are roung they take the 757 2 times a day look in the timetable!!!!!!

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Delta2006 - blame the media, not me.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Great airline, 747's with problems all over the shop and now a 757.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

And don't forget that 727 that someone has pics of dumping fuel over Boston because it had to make an emergency landing

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6689 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

A 747 could make it out of a 6900ft runway without too much trouble. I mean you wouldn't need to rip all the seats out or anything!!

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2463 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.

r panda  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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