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US Express (AX) Flight Diverts; False Fire Indicator  
User currently offlineboeing773ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 432 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

According to all the major news source, US flight 3518 from BDL to PIT operated by Trans State reported an onboard fire today.

After 15 minutes in the air the flight returned back to BDL, the flight landed back in BDL safely and there was no fire detected.

The flight was operated by an ERJ-145

story from ABC

[edit:forgot link]

[Edited 2013-01-14 13:14:21]

[Edited 2013-01-14 13:15:06]


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31011 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4129 times:
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Quoting boeing773ER (Thread starter):
The flight was operated by an ERJ-145.

I thought only the 787 could catch fire.  


Seriously, glad to see this wasn't a serious incident and all is well.


User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3151 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3905 times:
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Thankfully the indication was false. I remember this same flight a few years ago had the nose gear collapse on pushback also. Not related, but coincidental.


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User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4285 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3792 times:
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Along these lines, UA654 (LAX-IAD) diverted to MCI Sunday night.

It took off from MCI after an hour on the ground. Not a word in the papers.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...4/history/20130114/0028Z/KLAX/KMCI
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...4/history/20130114/0341Z/KMCI/KIAD


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5649 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 3):
It took off from MCI after an hour on the ground.

Probably a medical diversion. Not nearly as interesting as a non-existent fire.



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User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3151 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3462 times:
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Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 3):

It does look like a medical diversion, which happens every day and are a huge nonevent(except to the people on the plane and the patient themselves. A fire, even nonexistant, is a danger to the lives of more than a few people on the aircraft.



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User currently offlineapodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Another incident involving Trans States....how do these guys manage to stay under the radar with some of the problems they have had over the years?

User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3151 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3368 times:
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Quoting apodino (Reply 6):

I thought the two runway incidents at YOW were weather related? Those surely cannot be fully blamed on the airline. However, other incidents have occured, but what airline hasn't had incidents occur?



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User currently offlineapodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 7):
I thought the two runway incidents at YOW were weather related? Those surely cannot be fully blamed on the airline. However, other incidents have occured, but what airline hasn't had incidents occur?

Actually they have had three Runway excursions at YOW over the years. You can partly blame weather...but its funny that only Trans States had those problems there.


User currently offlineflight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Quoting apodino (Reply 8):
You can partly blame weather...but its funny that only Trans States had those problems there.

It's also pretty funny that Trans States seems to have so many issues with a total of 22 aircraft in their fleet.


User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Quoting apodino (Reply 8):
Actually they have had three Runway excursions at YOW over the years. You can partly blame weather...but its funny that only Trans States had those problems there.

In Trans States' defense, aren't they one of the few operators of ERJs that don't have thrust reversers?



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User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

Quoting JBo (Reply 10):
In Trans States' defense, aren't they one of the few operators of ERJs that don't have thrust reversers?

I believe you may be right, but atleast they didn't stall it on landing in PVD and rip the wing off the plane.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23031 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

I didn't know that aircraft other than the 787 ever diverted for fire indications.

Back on-topic . . .

Quoting apodino (Reply 8):
Actually they have had three Runway excursions at YOW over the years. You can partly blame weather...but its funny that only Trans States had those problems there.

Also funny that they don't have them anywhere else, no? When the numbers of incidents are as thankfully low as they are in the US, it's tough to make statements about relative safety based on this incidents. Is OH less safe than XE because they've had a hull loss and a bunch of fatalities? That's a tough statement for me - and I expect for anyone who knew OH - to swallow.



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User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3151 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2742 times:
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Quoting apodino (Reply 8):

Wasn't aware there was a third one. Either way, I wasn't saying you're wrong, I just thought that those were more related to the combination of the lack of thrust reversers and weather conditions. I just think that those can't be fully blamed on Trans Staes.



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User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 823 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

Quoting apodino (Reply 6):

Another incident involving Trans States....how do these guys manage to stay under the radar with some of the problems they have had over the years?

I would guess it was a Lav Smoke message, as there is no other "indicator" of smoke or fire in the cabin except for actual smoke and fire. The ERJ is semi-notorious for false lav smoke alarms, so not really an issue exclusive to Tranny.


User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

AX ran off the runway at ROC last winter too. Unfortunately I was right behind them leaving ORD and had to divert because they closed the airport.

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