wilco
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Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:01 am

Anyone have any details on an AA flight diverted to BNA? Just broke in on CNN saying a combat team was about to enter the a/c. Looked like an MD-80

-WILCO
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dinker225
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:03 am

Lets hope all is ok.

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Blackbird1331
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:05 am

I think it is a bomb scare.
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wilco
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:06 am

isn't air force one in Nashville right now also? does air force one use BNA or a military airport?
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ultrapig
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:07 am

No big deal. Pilot found a presumably phony bomb note-diverted to BNA they are searching plane fighter's escorted plane-I guess its no big deal if they don't find a bomb!
 
EMBQA
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:09 am

There is already a thread on this subject started............
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nosedive
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:17 am

AF1 is/was at BNA right now http://www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?S=1901420&nav=1ugFNTfG

As for the AA MD-80 it was diverted for "security concerns". It was orginally scheduled to fly from DFW to BOS.....my guess it's either AA flt 306 or AA flt 1272...

http://www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?S=1902092
 
OPNLguy
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:21 am

WFAA here in DFW just identified it as flight 306, and that a F/A found a note alluding to a device onboard...
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NZ767
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:23 am

For Christ sakes! Is it asking too much to write the name of the airport in the title rather than just an abbreviation?
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kfllspotter
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:26 am

Move your mouse over the airport abbreviation.  Big grin The full title of the airport should show up.
 
concord977
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:28 am

NZ767, "hover" your mouse over the "BNA" and you should see a "Nashville, TN" notation pop up.
No info
 
wilco
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:29 am

NZ767...
Below is a link to a thread YOU started titled "TWA to AKL?".

Now then. Lets think about an apology as we are not all from New Zealand- you know.

-WILCO

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/914088
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wilco
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:32 am

NZ767... I found another one you started entitles "777 at WLG"....
what is your deal?

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http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/745264
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EMBQA
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:43 am

I'm not sure if its because the President is in town, or there is something more, but they have left the airplane on the runway and have moved the big 'X' Runway Closed signs out. Also, local news is reporting that 2 seperate police dogs have 'hit' on something in the plane. All of the camera shots show no one anywhere near the jet as it sits alone on the remote runway.

Also, as reported, the figher jets where already in the area flying a CAP due to AF1 being in the area.

[Edited 2004-05-28 00:53:50]
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NZ767
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:48 am

Yeah, point taken Wilco, but how old are those?
Probably before I realised that hell, I can't expect everyone to go running to their airport code lists to figure out where things are happening.

Thanks for the tip KFLL and Concord. 1400 posts and I didn't even figure that one out.
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wilco
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:50 am

According to MSNBC the pilot's first request to land at BNA was met with a request to continue on to somewhere else since Air Force One was onsite.... after a second request fighter jets escorted him into BNA....
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5078845/
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VS11
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 7:54 am

A bit off topic but we should probably suggest some feature of the web site for easy airport code lookups as most of us are not Amadeus or a similar GDS system  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
wilco
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 8:02 am

alright NZ767.... you're the man for owing up to that. and that is something I can RESPECT. (and I'll try to write out the whole name in the topic headings in the future)

best regards,
WILCO
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Blackbird1331
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 8:06 am

I, too, thank you for that tip. If you would like to print a list of codes, try
www.airportnet.org
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kl911
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 8:15 am

I wouldn't worry to much about airport codes, I'll keep on using them since it's easier, and everybody knows what airport it is by moving the mouse over the code. It will show full name, state country etc etc.... so what's the problem?
 
Northwest717
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 8:15 am

Poor N2767, being picked on! So what, he made a mistake. Big deal. Anyways, hope the peeps on the AA flight are ok.

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NZ767
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 8:47 am

Wow Wilco, I'm touched.
But that "hover the mouse over the name" thing seems to be the answer.
Anyway, back to topic..........  Smile
 
mattbna
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 8:47 am

I've been sitting in the airport police/fire dept. parking lot for about 2 hours watching all of this with some news media buddies...

I knew something was going on when the fighter jets that had been circling Nashville all day were flying very low around the city...

The plane is sitting near the end of 20R (2L) about 1/2 mile across a street and a field from where the VC-25 is currently parked (Berry Field ANG base). They x-rayed the "device" twice in the plane and couldn't conclude anything...so they dragged it down the aisle and out the back stairs with a rope and are supposed to detonate it in the field next to the runway shortly. The passengers were put on buses and taken to the Delta concourse to be interviewed by the FBI.

The local stations in Nashville are WSMV, WKRN and NewsChannel5 (add the .com) if you want to look for updated video clips...

The plane in question is:


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EMBQA
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 11:45 am

Nothing new on the 9 O'Clock news....except that it sounds like no one is going anywhere till they figure out what happened.
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mattbna
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 1:39 pm

On some of the 10pm newscasts they had interviews with people in Boston that were waiting on the plane up there and also showed a departure screen at BNA showing that the flight was supposedly continuing to Boston at 9:30pm. I haven't confirmed that it left throught fboweb or flytecomm yet, thought.

Did see (from the viewing area) a USA 3000 A320 leave about 10 minutes after Air Force One taking more media folks back to Andrews AFB... Guess I'd better get used to seeing Airbus aircraft here with Frontier coming to town next month!

Got a few pics of Air Force One leaving... Took them in a hurry with ISO 800 and poor lighting, but at least I have something for the personal gallery - not for a.net though...




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lxlgu
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Fri May 28, 2004 3:00 pm

Aircraft has overnighted with an ETD of 0700
Guess crew may have been over hours as aircraft originated in Seattle
Cheers!
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mattbna
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RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

Mon May 31, 2004 1:08 pm

On a delayed note...

I watched the plane leave the next morning... I was at the end of 20L and it went right over my head.

Did everyone hear that it was an American F/A that wrote the note? They arrested her in Dallas the next day!


Matt

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