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AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 1:45 am

Just saw on the news that an American Airlines plane is off the runway and sitting in the middle of the road at LAX. It looked to have been a 767 but i only caught the tail end of the news broadcast. Nothing on CNN.com yet. If anyone sees anything keep us updated!
 
AA777-200
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 2:00 am

Ok I answered myself
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/1391241/detail.html
 
TimeForFlight
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 2:04 am

yeah - it looks like the plane just decided to run away with no passengers or pilot on board! through a fence and knocked down some wires - nothing serious though. poor AA - its really not a bad airline, but this past year has been devastating for them and especially their fleet of 767s.
 
Norbert
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 2:08 am

Thanks, I was trying to find some info with no success!
 
Ilyushin96M
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 2:12 am

Yeah, CNN is stating that there is some speculation that the parking brakes were not set. The aircraft was parked overnight for maintenance, I believe, and just started rolling! LOL! Next time, don't forget the wheel chocks (SP?), guys...
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 3:28 am

All the terminals were evacuated when the Boeing ran past security.


 Wink/being sarcastic
 
H. Simpson
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 3:46 am

here you go:
http://www.cnn.com/2002/TRAVEL/NEWS/04/10/runaway.plane/index.html

luckily no one was hurt, but this is really funny!
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 3:46 am




"DAMMIT, MARGE, THAT'S NOT THE BRAKE!!!"
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 3:49 am

Looks like a scene out of "Airplane!" They're not making a third one are they?
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 4:08 am

No. AA just has too many of the aircraft and is experimenting with ways to turn them into billboards.
I wish I were flying
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 4:14 am

*************

Chocks away!

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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 4:21 am

I hope one of our airliners.net photographers runs down there and gets some amusing photos to post.
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 4:26 am

apparently LA police ticketed the aircraft for illegal parking... even i know youre not allowed to plop an aircraft in the middle of a busy street... ha! its so funny i doubt that any serious investigation will take place... somebody screwed up - doesnt need another million dollar 6 month investigation here... good ol FAA at work for ya.
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 4:55 am

I was just watching TV and found out about this incident, apparently the airplane just wanted to go for a walk.
Chepos
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lapper
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 5:16 am

AA caterings not that bad that you need to find a McDonalds drive through is it??
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:01 am

Changes to California DMV driving test coming up..

1. You're driving your automobile down a two-lane asphalt road and a Boeing 767 unexpectedly pulls out in from of you from the right. Who has the right-of-way?

a. The automobile, because it's on an authorized roadway.

b. The Boeing 767, since it's bigger, and probably has been cleared accross by ATC ground control.

c. Whichever vehicle can "punch it" faster than the other, and avoiding a collision and/or obtaining V-1 in the process.
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
 
I Like To Fly
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:11 am

I think "C" is the only logical answer. Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:12 am

LOL! This is the funniest thing I heard all day. Glad no one was hurt though.

OPNLguy: I'll go with answer c. Big grin

...Serge
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:47 am

The good ol' C works in every case (except on questions on your sex  Wow!)
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:50 am

I can't think of anything really funny to say because everything there is to say has been said.

This is one of the more humorus accidents I have seen. Luckily no one was hurt.

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PSU.DTW.SCE
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 7:32 am

Not the first time this has happened to an airliner, not the last either. Someone just lost their job though....oops.
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:03 am

Remember this one? ........


 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:13 am

Ohhh yeah, Lax, I remember THAT accident  Laugh out loud! But I have a question, were the pilots of that CO jet still on board when it crashed through the EWR terminal? Hopefully not.
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:48 am

Look at this aircraft CO what type of aircraft it is? That's a 727 not MD-80 the news told me that MD80 crushed into EWR terminal! Look at the left wing! Where was that happen CO 727 crushed? I don't think that was in EWR accident.

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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:57 am

Night, you're probably joking, but if your not, the CO 727 was being moved to the terminal by maintenance.
Brains
 
Sinlock
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:02 am

What I get a kick out of with this CO pic. Is that you can see 3 other people takeing pictures.

1. The cop nearest the camera.
2. The cop two people next too cop 1
3 The guy in the blue shirt standing in the doorway.


Also it looks like not even the paint on the building is chiped.
 
LoneStarMike
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:18 am

How many Continental planes have crashed through gates? Here's a webpage that supposedly shows pictures from the MD-80 incident at EWR.

http://disastercity.com/md80/

The top pic is from the outside of the terminal, and the other two were taken from inside the gate area. If you compare the outside shot on this page, to the outside shots posted earlier in the thread, it looks like two different terminals, or maybe two different sections of the same terminal.

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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:22 am

Big777jet,

I think this is the CO MD-80 incident you are referring to.


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Photo © Juan C. Silva



Anyone have any more details on any of these incidents?

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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:38 am

Re: The EWR MD80.. The way I heard the story (take it with a grain of salt--you specify the exact size) is that the overnight MX folks had 2 tasks to accomplish. The first involved working on somthing close enough to the throttle quadrant area in the cockpit that the one/both thrust levers were moved out of their normal idle thrust position (where they were upon engine shutdown).

Another overnight task was to check on of the engines for a reported leak, so another MX dude (supposedly independently of the first guy, and after he was done with his work) went to start the engine(s). (Most MX folks are qualified for engine runs and taxiing, but I digress). During the engine start process when fuel flow was initiated to the engine, it then lit-off, and the engine then responded to the power called for based on the position of the thrust lever, whic, as you'll recall, were not in their normal idle thrust position.

Zoom!

Gotta hate the midnight shift....
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:40 am

Oh, boy. People thought the SUVs on the road were intimidating.
Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
 
desert_dweller
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:47 am

Does anyone remember this one? Ah... The old ditch trick, doesn't it always work?


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LoneStarMike
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:49 am

OK, never mind - I found the answer to my own question. Both CO incidents were at EWR. The 727 was on June 6, 1997 and the MD-80 was on June 14, 2000. I guess June just isn't a good month for CO at EWR  Smile

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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:53 am

Back to AA, that is just incompetence.

If you are working around jets that size, something like that should not have happened.

They should consider themselves lucky.

I remember in Adelaide Aust. a single engine prop plane got away and caused damage to numerous aircraft. It shows how potentially dangerous this could have been, had people have been around.

But yeah I have to admit, pretty funny.
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:59 am

When will they learn how to drive.
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 10:04 am

Here's some more:


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Photo © Dan Meyers



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This incident certainly has gotten a lot of attention, I'm surprised the media didn't go running about with their head off screaming terrorism.
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 11:00 am

LOL, imagine they did... Well i wouldnt be too surprised. They always blame everything on terrorism. They probably blame the plane toilet not flushing on terrorism too.
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 11:53 am

It was N365AA just for the record a 767-300 in the two class Hawaii Configuration
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 1:45 pm

I didn't look for a picture, but remember the time when the NW 747-200's nosewheel collapsed after it arrived in SIN from NRT at about 1am? Fortunately, no one was aboard.!

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notdownnlocked
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Thu Apr 11, 2002 1:47 pm

Just another day at American Airlines. At least the legal department can have a break on this one today unless they decide to blame and sue the maker of the chocks or Boeing or even the construction company/planners who thought to make a road so close to the airport. A small incident such as this should be the same as a vacation for them at this point.
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Fri Apr 12, 2002 5:28 am

See what happens when you don't follow through with a checklist completely!...
"Parking checklist please...doors-manual, avionics-off, apu-on, parking break-hey you want to go to lunch after customs?"
LOL!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Arrivederci
 
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Fri Apr 12, 2002 8:57 am

Looks like AA's experiment on door to door service took a wrong turn  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Glad no people or aircraft were damaged.

aw
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Fri Apr 12, 2002 10:42 am

Hkgspotter1 "When will they learn how to drive."

They can drive, it's the stopping that's the problem.



You're only as good as your last departure.
 
fspilot747
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RE: AA Acft Off The Runway At LAX

Fri Apr 12, 2002 11:01 am

Either way, they better stick to flying, driving doesn't seem like their thing.

-FSP