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Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:20 am

Just happened 30 mins ago. Runway 1 shut down, no injuries reported.
 
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:22 am

What is it with nose gear failures these days...thats like 3 in the past 2 weeks??

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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:28 am

It's a Boeing 733

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JBirdAV8r
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:29 am

I believe that's a 733

Edit: And Flyingbronco beat me to it by 30 seconds...

[Edited 2003-09-24 18:34:58]
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:32 am

<http://www.nbc4.com/news/2507841/detail.html>

see attachment for picture....

you think that landings at dca on rwy 1 are exciting, try doing it on rwy 33.
 
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:57 am

<http://wx.nbc4.com/dc/sh/wx/popup_image.cfm?ImageID=7437>

trying to touch down on the numbers.....
 
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:24 am

From the angle of the aircraft in the news picture, it doesn't look as if the nose gear completely collapsed, unlike for example the HP Airbus at PHX.
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:47 am

Definately what UA doesn't need..........
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:53 am

United_Fan: I agree, doesn't help matters any, and USA Today reported on a 767 from LAX-JFK that diverted to ROC (or was it SYR?) due to an oil light indicator and engine smoking. They landed, went to a remote part of the airfield, and then there was a fire that was quickly put out. None of the pax were injured.

Given all that, that's pretty pale compared to the DL 763 that diverted to LGW for hydraulics problems this morning (there's another thread going on that)

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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:04 am

"Aviation officials said the nose gear's two wheels had fallen off the plane. The airline would only say the aircraft had a landing gear problem."
 
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:09 am

Steven,it was a 767 diverted to SYR (I'm in ROC and would have probably heard it come in) . It had only 88 pax on board.
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:12 am

From the Washington Post:

A United Airlines passenger jet that landed at Reagan National Airport was stuck on the main runway with front wheel problems for more than five hours today, closing the runway and delaying and diverting some flights until the plane could be towed away about 4:40 p.m., an airport official said. Most flights were still getting into and out of the airport by using a second runway, but some flights were delayed and two were diverted to Dulles International Airport, said Tom Sullivan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates National and Dulles.

Sullivan said the second runway that planes were using is 1,600 feet shorter, but "it can handle anything that flies in and out of here."

United Flight 604 from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport landed safely at about 11 a.m. but had problems with its nose gear, Sullivan said. No injuries were reported.

Airport and airline officials said about 57 passengers and crew left the plane about 11:30 a.m. via moveable stairs and were driven to the terminal in buses.

Sullivan said he did not know the exact nature of the nose gear problems that stranded the plane on the runway.

United spokeswoman Chris Nardella said the Boeing 737's nose gear went down for landing and did not collapse on touchdown. The airline was investigating the incident, Nardella said.
 
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:21 am

They probably used runway 15 as the alternate, which is only 5,204 feet BTW! That's probably why a few flights ended up to diverting, I'm sure.
 
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:23 am

Two were diverted to Dulles. not sure what or who...
 
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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:31 am

Today, United 737-300 is returning service but the flight is ferry back to Chicago to check the plane at ORD maintenance before return to service.

Here it is:

Airline United
Flight Number 9747
Departure City (Airport) Washington, DC (DCA)
Departure Time 09/29/2003 05:44 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Chicago, IL (ORD)
Arrival Time 09/29/2003 06:25 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:04
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-300
Current Altitude 11,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 302 mph
Flight Status In Flight



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RE: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:37 am

Big777jet (Stuart),

You found with those flight tracker today? And it is sending back to ORD for maintenance and make sure everything is okay and before will be returns to service again. I am hope will be okay and wish to have good luck for those airplane.  Smile