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Comair Emergency Landing

Fri May 09, 2003 10:51 am

A Comair CRJ operating as Delta Connection flight 5491 from Atlanta to Huntsville, Alabama has made an emergency landing in Rome, Georgia. No injuries reported but fire onboard is suspected.
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skyhawk
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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Fri May 09, 2003 11:32 am

Do you know any other details? If you find any, please let us know. Thanks.
 
lxlgu
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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Fri May 09, 2003 4:31 pm

According to DELTA CRS aircraft still in Rome GA
Paxs being bussed at the moment to Huntsville
Cheers!
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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Fri May 09, 2003 11:41 pm

Here's a link to a local news story. It says they diverted due to smoke in the cabin. The smoke was traced to a "suspicious" lavatory fire.

http://11alive.com/news/news_article.asp?storyid=31517
 
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Bruce
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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Sun May 11, 2003 12:37 pm

Yes the plane was on its way here to Huntsville, only a 30 minute flight usually. The smoke was caused by someone lighting a piece of newspaper in the lav. THe paper has been sent to the FBI crime lab to analyze it for fingerprints. 48 pax on board, i think that they can expect to be interviewed by the FBI. That's a serious crime, lighting something like that.

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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Sun May 11, 2003 4:13 pm

How far away from the ATL airport is Rome, GA?
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
 
ndege
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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Sun May 11, 2003 4:31 pm

"Well, Agent Waldo, I wasn't smoking in the lav. The paper was smoking."

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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Sun May 11, 2003 4:35 pm

"It smelled really really bad and I was too embarrased to open the door so I....."
 
ndege
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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Sun May 11, 2003 4:36 pm

They say lighting a match is a better air freshener than Lysol. I read that in some advice column once.

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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Sun May 11, 2003 4:38 pm

If lighting a match is better than lysol then imagine what lighting an entire CRJ would do!
 
ndege
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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Sun May 11, 2003 4:41 pm

I think you're on to something there. I'm sure the FBI won't mind if they give it any thought.

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RE: Comair Emergency Landing

Mon May 12, 2003 10:02 pm

Nature forms us for ourselves, not for others; to be, not to seem.