plateman From United States of America, joined May 2007, 924 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5654 times:
Was supposed to fly DCA-STL last night (5-July) on an Eagle CRJ700. My flight was cancelled, as well as the flight before.
I inquired why and was told by ticket desk that the aircraft suffered "bad damage" in flight. That's all I could garner, but it sounds like it will be out for a while. Figured I would share and look for more info if anyone has.
Any for anyone curious, since I have surgery in STL, I politely demanded and was rebooked on US early this morning DCA-CLT-STL with a 2am wake-up.
woodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1076 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
The aircraft routing for a/c 537 on July 5 was: MSY-ORD-DCA when the damage was discovered to the aft nose gear door. The aircraft left DCA on Jul 6 back to ORD under a special ferry permit and is scheduled for a 9:30 am departure to EWR on Jul 7.
What probably happened was when a/c 537 arrived in DCA, it either was scheduled to go back to ORD or it may have been scheduled to stay and do the DCA-STL routing. Once the damage was discovered, the DCA-STL-DCA aircraft a/c 525 was probably swapped to operate the DCA-ORD flight, leaving no aircraft available to fly to STL.
[Edited 2012-07-07 05:38:58]
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