cancidas
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ATA 737-800 Emergency?

Fri Oct 03, 2003 5:50 am

i was just informed that an ATA 737-800 landed at LGA's rwy 22 and stopped on taxiway B only to be surrounded by police and fire vechicles. i know that sand was poured on the taxiway.

i'll have more info soon, in the mean time, anyone with info please come forward.
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OPNLguy
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RE: ATA 737-800 Emergency?

Fri Oct 03, 2003 5:56 am

Only thing that comes to mind is that they may have had a hydraulic system problem, i.e. a leak, and the sand on the taxiway was to contain and soak up the fluid until the aircraft could be moved and the taxiway completely cleaned up.

Did you happen to notice if they towed the aircraft in from its position on the taxiway to the gate? Nosegear steering is on the "A" hyraualic system, so if towed in, that'd be the one that failed/leaked. It happens once in awhile...
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LGA777
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ATA 737-800 Emergency

Fri Oct 03, 2003 5:57 am

Not really sure what happened but the aircraft was towed (with a fire truck escort) to park in front of the former TWA Hangar.
 
cancidas
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RE: ATA 737-800 Emergency?

Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:06 am

it occurred at about 1530 local time, all pax were evacuated. the airplane was stopped on the B taxiway between C and D. i still can't say which ship it was, i don't have the registration.
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LGA777
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ATA 737-800 Emergency

Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:39 am

Aircraft is N308TZ and as of 1830L is stil parked in front of the former TWA Hangar
 
kevin752
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RE: ATA 737-800 Emergency?

Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:50 am

Poor ATA this is the second problem in like a month or a little over a month. The last thing was the 757-300 overun at MDW. I hope nothing really bad happened to the 737-800. i hope that is is going to be airborn again soon.
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bigphilnyc
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RE: ATA 737-800 Emergency?

Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:39 pm

I hope somebody got pics.

Any ATA folks have more info? Flight number, Detailed story?
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