nycfuturepilot
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Pilot Faces Penalty For Landing Attempt

Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:25 am

From USAToday:
A NW pilot faces a 45-day suspension for trying to land in high winds and an apparent tornado, officials said. Michael Hughes "was careless and endangered the lives and property of others" when he tried to land the DC-9 in Sioux Falls., in June according to the FAA suspension order issued Tuesday. He can fly pending appeal. His union attorney was not available; the airline had no comment.
South Dakota had 67 tornadoes that day, tying a national record for the most in a state in a 24-hour period. Passengars likened the experience to pushing the jet sideways. Hughes finally landed in Omaha.
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jeffrey1970
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RE: Pilot Faces Penalty For Landing Attempt

Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:27 am

Was he able to land the plane at Sioux City, or did he divert the plane to another airport?
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RE: Pilot Faces Penalty For Landing Attempt

Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:31 am

Hughes finally landed in Omaha.

It's right in the main post..

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InnocuousFox
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RE: Pilot Faces Penalty For Landing Attempt

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:44 pm

Wow... maybe that's how they are planning on getting rid of their DC-9s!
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RE: Pilot Faces Penalty For Landing Attempt

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:51 pm

LOL @ FOX, good one  Big grin
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WindowSeat
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RE: Pilot Faces Penalty For Landing Attempt

Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:05 am

Passengars likened the experience to pushing the jet sideways

If KE pilots can get away with pushing a 747 sideways, this pilot did nothing wrong. Check it out.

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RE: Pilot Faces Penalty For Landing Attempt

Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:12 am

Wow, I have to tell you being someone who is learning to fly and would love to fly for a commercial airline I would abort any landing that looked questionable due to weather or otherwise, it seems common sense but being 20 minutes late sure beats the alternatives, and hey leave those DC-9s alone!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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InnocuousFox
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RE: Pilot Faces Penalty For Landing Attempt

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:15 am

"it seems common sense but being 20 minutes late sure beats the alternatives"

You obviously haven't lived in the midwest/plains during a severe weather outbreak. Supercells, thunderstorms, and tornado outbreaks can last for up to 4 or 5 hours as they "freight train" over an area.
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cmckeithen
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RE: Pilot Faces Penalty For Landing Attempt

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:22 am

Nice move by the Korean Pilots. High crosswind landing. I thought after the AA crash in Arkansas, airline carriers required pilots to diveret if the weather was threatening beyond normal conditions. As well as both flying pilots must set and verify speed break.