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WN Arrival Into CMH, June 29 5pm  
User currently offlinethorntot From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

It was horrific to watch. I was on Hamilton Rd looking south towards Port Columbus' runway 28 Left at approximately 5pm on June 29th. The debris was flying, the sky black, and the wind like nothing I'd felt. The monster storm that would wreck devastation across five states was engulfing the field as you were preparing to land. I screamed to my friend, "My God, look at that airplane!" As the branches started to fly, I watched your 737 drop tail first several hundred feet (or more) in a blast of wind shear that nearly put you into the ground. I heard your engines spool full-up and could see your wings flex as you began a seemingly impossible recovery and go-around. Still bouncing, nose-up, you banked left away from the airport just before crossing the threshold. The wind now had traffic lights on their sides.

As the side blowing rain enveloped my stopped car like a mass of smoke and debris, I last saw you nearly sideways, yet climbing to the southeast. A successful escape. Nice flying. What a ride that must've been for the folks in back.


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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Quoting thorntot (Thread starter):
Posted Mon Jul 2 2012 11:32:38 your local time (5 hours 37 minutes 1 sec ago) and read 309 times:

It was horrific to watch. I was on Hamilton Rd looking south towards Port Columbus' runway 28 Left at approximately 5pm on June 29th. The debris was flying, the sky black, and the wind like nothing I'd felt. The monster storm that would wreck devastation across five states was engulfing the field as you were preparing to land. I screamed to my friend, "My God, look at that airplane!" As the branches started to fly, I watched your 737 drop tail first several hundred feet (or more) in a blast of wind shear that nearly put you into the ground. I heard your engines spool full-up and could see your wings flex as you began a seemingly impossible recovery and go-around. Still bouncing, nose-up, you banked left away from the airport just before crossing the threshold. The wind now had traffic lights on their sides.

As the side blowing rain enveloped my stopped car like a mass of smoke and debris, I last saw you nearly sideways, yet climbing to the southeast. A successful escape. Nice flying. What a ride that must've been for the folks in back.


One question, who is "you" in this story?


User currently offlinethorntot From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

The "you" would be the pilot-in-command on a personal level, the airplane itself on a more general level. Sorry, just a bit awestruck by what I witnessed.

I'd love to know where the flight ended up or diverted to. Columbus was a mess of bad weather for quite some time after that.



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User currently offlinelat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Nice writing! Did you try piecing it together on flightaware or flytecomm?

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Quoting thorntot (Reply 2):
The "you" would be the pilot-in-command on a personal level, the airplane itself on a more general level. Sorry, just a bit awestruck by what I witnessed.

I'd love to know where the flight ended up or diverted to. Columbus was a mess of bad weather for quite some time after that.

I'm not complaining or criticizing, I was just confused.

Quoting lat41 (Reply 3):
Nice writing! Did you try piecing it together on flightaware or flytecomm?

I agree, you did do some nice writing there! Did you check flightaware? I'm sure you could probably find out there.


User currently offlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1761 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Checking out Flightaware, it looks like WN 593 PHX-CMH (a 73G) was probably the plane in question. It made an approach to CMH before pulling off and diverting to CLE.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...3/history/20120629/1645Z/KPHX/KCMH

Incidentally, WN 339 (a 733) operating MDW-CMH also diverted to CLE, but it never made it anywhere close to Columbus before diverting.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...9/history/20120629/1940Z/KMDW/KCLE


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

I'm amazed to find this out

Southwest diversions are very rare? Asking because most of us know Southwest's majority of flights are short



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User currently offlinethorntot From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

Thanks for the flight aware link!

Now that we know the flight, perhaps we will hear from someone who was aboard the flight as either pax or crew for a different perspective.



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User currently offlinebarney captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 997 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 6):
Southwest diversions are very rare?

With over 3000 flights a day, I think you'll find that diversions, for one reason or another, happen daily.



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