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717 Emergency Landing  
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Happening as I type this. Nose gear failed to lower. Stay tuned.

25 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Which airline?

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

TWA into Scott AFB

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Another EMG landing for TWA???

Great.


User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Wow, have they attempted the EMG landing yet? Where did you hear this news? Please give us the latest updates if you have time.
DeltaOwnsAll


User currently offlineAF002 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 74 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

TWA plane lands safely
(8:39 p.m.) -- TWA flight 519, a 717 carrying 76 people, made a belly landing at MidAmerica Airport. The flight could not get its nose gear down and was diverted to MidAmerica in order to make the emergency landing. The plane had to burn fuel before landing. The flight originated in Nashville and landed in Springfield, Ill., due to weather conditions at Lambert Airport. Stay tuned to KMOV.com and News 4 for more information on this story as soon as it is available.


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6225 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Thank God the airplane made it safely and hopefully everyobe escaped without injuries.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Oooooohhh, it sure is a shame that it had to scrape up the belly of a new 717 (I know, this isn't the most important thing, but heck!)

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Correction:

The Aircraft landed at Scott AFB/Mid-America Airport.

Other than enroute delays, weather was not a factor at STL.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Looks like that'll be the first 717 to get painted in the hybrid livery!

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

In other news Carl Ichan still has no life.

User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

Srbmod

Looks like this will also be the first baremetal 717.. Im curious to see how it looks in silver and how thebig 715s look all grey since the T/R and nozzle on the 717 is painted and not bare metal.


User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

I made a post on this subject last night but the post was deleted for some reason. I work at MidAmerica Airport as an aircraft refueleer and was there at the time of this incident. The airctaft was coming from nashville,TN and was going to STL but had to divert to SPI (springfield IL) to get fuel due to bad wx at STL. The aircraft was going into STL and thenose gear would not come down. The a/c diverted to BLV (MidAmerica) where the foam trucks had the runway foamed. The aicraft circled to burn as much fuel as possible. the main gear was down and locked and the a/c made a stunning nose-gear-up landind. the a/c came to rest with about 2,000 ft of the 10,000 ft runway left. emergency crews then hurried to the a/c where there weas no fire and no injuries. one woman was taken to the hospital b/c she has a heart problem.

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

PropilotJW:

? Your thread is here:


http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/542038/


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1032 times:

I bought a ticket for the express purpose of flying TWA one last time and to ride in the 712. Hope they don't have to do an equipment change now...

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1016 times:

Mascoutah, Ill. (KMOV, AP) -- TWA mechanics are on the scene and federal investigators are expected to arrive at Mid America Airport this afternoon. They are searching for what caused the nose landing gear of flight 519 to fail forcing a belly landing.

A TWA Boeing 717 traveling from Nashville to St. Louis made an emergency landing at MidAmerica Airport at about 8:30 Thursday night after the landing gear failed to operate.


TWA spokeswoman Julia Bishop-Cross said no one was hurt. Flight 519 was carrying 71 passengers and 5 crew members.

She said one passenger was taken to a hospital. She believes that was for observation because she said the person has a known heart condition.

The flight was due to arrive at Lambert Airport at about 3 p.m. Because of weather conditions, the flight landed in Springfield, Illinois. Once the weather cleared, the flight headed for Lambert Airport and that was when pilots reported trouble lowering the nosegear, TWA said. The flight was diverted to MidAmerica Airport where crews foamed the runway in preparation for the belly landing.

Donn Johnson on location at MidAmerica Airport reported that several emergency vehicles were on the scene Thursday night. He reported that the emergency chutes in both the front and rear of the plane had been deployed. He said that the plane did not appear to be too badly damaged and the airport was taking on a circus-like atmosphere as people flocked to the scene to witness the landing.

Bishop-Cross said initial reports were that the plane's nosegear did not go down as it normally would on landing, but there was "not a whole lot of damage" to the plane.

Passengers boarded buses at MidAmerica and were transported to St. Louis.




An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Surely they didn't foam the runway before the aircraft landed.That would greatly increase the risk of the aircraft leaving the runway. They must have foamed the runway as the aircraft came to a stop the spread of any possible fire.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 965 times:

They spray the foam as the plane approaches right infront of it.

Its necessary to help reduce sparks that can cause fires.

Well......looks like TWA will need to hire some painters. Big grin



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineCritter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 956 times:

Does anyone know the registration.

User currently offlineBoiler Special From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Ship 2417, N2417F.

-Kevin


User currently offlineCritter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 941 times:

Thanks Kevin. I toured N407TW, so I was hoping it wasn't that one,... N407TW was Beautiful (as is all of the TWA 717s)

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 909 times:

BA,

I work for STL airport authority. I am well aware of how foam is dispensed. ARFF trucks will not be on the runway itself to appply foam for an approaching aircraft. They will be well outside the runway safety area. What if the pilot lost control?


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 851 times:

The "Foam" blanket is AFFF right?!?!?!

User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 849 times:

WOW  Sad That's Sad!!! Didn't hear anything about it in Texas!!!


Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Am I the only worried about an almost brand new aircraft having a problem like this? Airtran had electrical fires, now TWA has stuck gear. Is this thing snakebit?

Peter


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 25, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 835 times:

I HAVE FLOWN 407!!!!! I just thought I would share- you toured N407TW, and I flew it from DFW-STL just in July. Great airplane.

I would think the foam blanket would be sprayed to REDUCE friction. Scraping metal across concrete does not cause fires; sparks generated from heat- a direct result of friction- cause fires.

This is strange.

I must correct someone though: AirTran's fires were NOT on their 717 aircraft, but their DC-9-30s. They DID have a couple of complete electrical failures, but this was corrected.

All new planes have teething problems. Let's not even get started on the DC-10. I don't think this 717 is snakebit, I think it's great. But I will admit that it is a little... worrisome. Could it be TWA's cost-cutting measures are biting them in the butt? Who knows?

IT is suspicious.

Randy


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