Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 992 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1223 times:
Continental DC10 Makes Emergency Landing At Narita
Sep 1, 2001
A Continental Airlines DC10 jet bound for Guam from Tokyo with 240 passengers and crew on board made an emergency landing at Tokyo's Narita international airport yesterday after the pilot reported possible trouble with the plane's landing gear.
Nobody was injured when Flight 964 landed safely back at Narita at 10:19 p.m. yesterday.
The jet took off from Narita at 8:55 p.m and about 30 minutes later the pilot noticed that the indicator showing when the landing gear has retracted properly had not come on. The pilot then decided to return to Narita as a precaution.
Passengers were taken to hotels near the airport to spend the night and were expected to fly to Guam today.
The plane was carrying 228 passengers and 12 crew.
Separately, a Delta Air Lines plane bound for Los Angeles also returned to Narita after its pilot reported trouble with a gauge that monitors ice on the wings, a news report said.
Delta Flight 78, carrying 176 passengers and crew, returned safely to Narita at 7:57 p.m. Friday, Kyodo News agency reported.
Airbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1121 times:
It's good that no one was hurt. Does anyone have the reg. number of the CO DC-10? I love CO DC-10s. I have flown on many of them and since CO has a limited number of them I could have flown on this one.
NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1049 times:
Ah for chrissakes- If I hear one more "we have to get rid of the aging aircraft" already... ( sigh ) -- A plane is not some monolithic entity- it is comprised of many systems and subsystems- each of which has about a gazillion parts- most of which are changed either, on condition or time, many times throughout a plane's service life. I remember about 10-12 years ago a 2 week old 737-400 that had a MLG indication failure. It was just a bad proximity sensor. I've seen many more brand new and nearly new aircraft ( of every manufacturer BTW ) go out of service due to various problems. Newsflash: They are machines...and complicated ones at that. Things happen.