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Topic: What Happens To Airport Ops Following A Mishap?
Username: c5load
Posted 2011-01-09 16:16:39 and read 2813 times.

Absolutely no idea which forum to put this in, so if not in the correct place mods, put me in it. I've always wondered what happens to airport operations immediately following an aircraft mishap? Obviously, if it crashes on the main runway, that runway is closed down but what happens to aircraft that were on final and approach behind it? What about aircraft that are at the gate awaiting departure?

Topic: RE: What Happens To Airport Ops Following A Mishap?
Username: EMBQA
Posted 2011-01-09 16:27:01 and read 2777 times.

On approach........... diverted to their alternate
Awaiting departure... delayed or cancelled

When the FAA reopens the airport and airspace, flights start up again

Topic: RE: What Happens To Airport Ops Following A Mishap?
Username: c5load
Posted 2011-01-09 16:30:37 and read 2756 times.

Who pays for all of the lost revenue of the airlines that are grounded? Hopefully not the grounded airlines because that seems kinda unfair. Would insurance pay for it?

Topic: RE: What Happens To Airport Ops Following A Mishap?
Username: EMBQA
Posted 2011-01-09 16:38:47 and read 2720 times.

No one pays.. it's lost revenue. Part of doing business.

Topic: RE: What Happens To Airport Ops Following A Mishap?
Username: Mir
Posted 2011-01-09 17:34:40 and read 2606 times.

Quoting c5load (Reply 2):
Would insurance pay for it?

If they have insurance for that, sure. But otherwise, they eat the losses, same as in bad weather. Stuff happens.

-Mir

Topic: RE: What Happens To Airport Ops Following A Mishap?
Username: LAXintl
Posted 2011-01-09 22:05:16 and read 2523 times.

At LAX when we had the US Airways/Skywest crash in 1991, the airport essentially continued operations.

Carriers located on the Southside of the airport came and went like nothing happened, while carriers on the Northside were restricted with some closed taxiways and one of the runways.

Its was kinda odd having two smoldering plane grave yard sites just sitting there with the activity around it continuing.


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