trayfam
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UA B737 Diverted To AMA

Tue May 04, 2004 10:54 am

A United 737 on its way from DFW to DEN was diverted to AMA this afternoon after it lost power in engine #1.

I believe the reg number is N390UA, which was the first 37 to be painted in United's new colors, ironically in AMA.

I witnessed the landing, which was extraordinarily smooth even minus one engine and in a strong wind.

Mechanics have been flown in from DEN and repairs are being made.
 
ua777222
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RE: UA B737 Diverted To AMA

Tue May 04, 2004 11:09 am

UA has a way with their a/c and losing engines. Does this happen a lot with other a/c with other airlines? I know UA 777's have had a lot of emergency but you would expect that seeing how they are the largest operator of this a/c.


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United4everDEN
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RE: UA B737 Diverted To AMA

Tue May 04, 2004 11:24 am

looks like it landed in DEN 20 minutes ago. Only 10 hours late
 
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RE: UA B737 Diverted To AMA

Tue May 04, 2004 11:49 am

To me, it's surprising that they would divert to AMA on such a short trip. AMA is just 360 miles from DEN. Couldn't the 737 just fly the remainder of the trip on one engine?

If it had 1,000 miles to go, I would understand, but it seems to me like this was a waste of time and money. Of course, I'm no expert, so maybe I'm missing something.
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as739x
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RE: UA B737 Diverted To AMA

Tue May 04, 2004 12:06 pm

Well since all are safe I guess I can say. Maybe they will just repaint it while its there. Isn't that where they have been painting them?

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tekelberry
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RE: UA B737 Diverted To AMA

Tue May 04, 2004 12:33 pm

To me, it's surprising that they would divert to AMA on such a short trip. AMA is just 360 miles from DEN. Couldn't the 737 just fly the remainder of the trip on one engine?

If it had 1,000 miles to go, I would understand, but it seems to me like this was a waste of time and money. Of course, I'm no expert, so maybe I'm missing something.


Whenever a plane loses an engine it almost always diverts to the nearest airport for safety precautions. Would you want to be on that plane flying with one engine?
 
UAMAYBACH1239
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RE: UA B737 Diverted To AMA

Tue May 04, 2004 1:05 pm

Can you imagine if for some reason it could not make those few extra miles,
you would have loss of life and 1 foot in the grave for UA. better safe than sorry, SAFETY FIRST!!!
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OPNLguy
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RE: UA B737 Diverted To AMA

Wed May 05, 2004 12:48 am

>>>>>>To me, it's surprising that they would divert to AMA on such a short trip. AMA is just 360 miles from DEN. Couldn't the 737 just fly the remainder of the trip on one engine?

>>>>>>If it had 1,000 miles to go, I would understand, but it seems to me like this was a waste of time and money. Of course, I'm no expert, so maybe I'm missing something.

>>>Whenever a plane loses an engine it almost always diverts to the nearest airport for safety precautions.

Here in the US, the US FARs dictate that if it's a twin (as most are these days), and engine failure or shutdown occurs, you go to "the nearest suitable airport in point-of-time". If you're on an aircraft with 3 or 4 engines, the option is there to continue to the original destination if doing so is deemed just as safe as going to the nearest suitable etc. etc..


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