SJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2712 times:
I was working gate A6 today when we had a diverted plane come in, but I didn't find out why until after I opened the cargo bin. What is usually perfectly stacked luggage was a huge pile of 100+ bags in the bin. The plane experienced wind sheer while on finals into RNO, at 200 ft. It had to come back here to SJC where it originated at 830am this morn. Nobody was hurt but the passengers were pretty shaken up. I talked to the captain who's been with SW for 13 years, said he has never felt turbulence like this before, and that it was wind sheer. Maintenance had to inspect the plane thoroughly before it was ferried to OAK and then on to RNO. Crazy stuff! Everybody ok though...
Skyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2617 times:
Last summer a Skyway Beech 1900D coming into Dayton encountered severe turbulence because of thunderstorms. I asked the pilots about it and they said it was the worst they ever experienced. The F/O said he felt like his head was going to hit the ceiling of the plane it was so bad, and he was a really short guy. I thought that was interesting coming from the pilots.
Spinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2515 times:
I thought it was ridicilous too that they would turn all the way around to their origination point, but then I thought what the next closest airport to Reno was, and SJC suddenly seems like a pretty good choice all things considered. It can't be a very long flight to begin with.
AA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2443 times:
UAL747--If you get the kind of turbulence they reported, you don't screw around and make multiple approaches to the same area. Also, they may have only had enough gas to make an approach and return to SJC. Why expose you and your pax to even more danger?TC
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1882 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
that sucks for the passengers i bet they were a little shaken up if not alot, hey does southwest use wanda to marshall their planes in, ive always seen them do it with there hands, dosnt seem fun that way!