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AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:49 am

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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:18 am

On the news here in Dallas, they're saying that 2 runways had to be shut down.
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:23 am

Article says it was trying to make a U-turn from one runway to another? Was just looking at the airnav.com map of RIC, might have been going from 16 to 20 or 20 to 16, they just about intersect at the ends.
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:48 am

Thankfully no injuries. What would cause him to slide across the runway? There was no ice reported was there or was his taxi speed to fast?

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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:04 am

Burst tire?
Too much coffee caused hand to twitch?
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:49 am

Weather (i.e. ice) would not have been a factor since it was in the 40s this a.m.

This is my hometown airport and I'll be back there tomorrow. I can't say what fully caused this, but I don't think the intersection of the runways had anything to do with it. According to the article I read:

"the pilot of the American Airlines MD-80 jet ''underestimated the turning radius'' of his aircraft and taxied off the runway into a grassy patch where the airport's two commercial runways come together in a ''V.'' The two runways handle 98 percent of the flights at the Richmond airport."

Hopefully this mess will clear before tomorrow...flights in and out of RIC are still delayed/cancelled today.
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:52 am

Big thanks to AA for messing things up for the rest of us in dispatch working flights into RIC.  Angry I am glad that noone was hurt though.
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:44 am

Looks like Joe Patroni just lost another night off.
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:13 am

Looks like Joe Patroni just lost another night off.

LMAO! Of course that would mean Patroni was senior enough to keep his job
after the "merger". It probably killed him to iron that "AA" patch over the TWA one.....
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:23 am

ANOTHER AA MD-80 runway incident...  Insane
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:45 pm

I think the same thing happened at PVD earlier this week
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Sat Dec 25, 2004 7:07 am

And the rego# is.....?

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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Sat Dec 25, 2004 7:10 am

Here is another copy of the story,

RICHMOND, Va. Dec 23, 2004 — An American Airlines plane preparing for takeoff went off the runway and became stuck in mud Thursday at Richmond International Airport, shutting the two main runways and delaying nearly all incoming flights, an airport spokesman said.

American Airlines flight 1239, bound for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, was mired at the grassy juncture of the two main runways around 8:20 a.m., airport spokesman Troy Bell said. The runways handle 98 percent of all air traffic, he said. A third runway used for regional jets was still operational.

None of the 129 passengers or five crew members on the MD-80 was injured, Bell said. Passengers were being evacuated and Bell said he expected it to take a couple of hours before the plane could be freed from the mud.

It appears the pilot "underestimated his turning radius" and drove off the runway, Bell said. He said weather was not a factor.
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Sat Dec 25, 2004 7:33 am

"underestimated his turning radius" - maybe he saw a hot A.net spotter somewhere nearby
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Sat Dec 25, 2004 7:49 am

maybe he saw a hot A.net spotter somewhere nearby

Unfortunately, (from what they tell me anyway) RIC Police have an arrest policy in place. Strike 1 = warning, strike 2 = arrest. I was so tempted to get a few shots of the stuck plane yesterday, but I'm not willing to find out if strike 2 is true yet.
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:05 am

Unfortunately, (from what they tell me anyway) RIC Police have an arrest policy in place. Strike 1 = warning, strike 2 = arrest.

What's strike three? 10 years to life in front of the firing squad?
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:20 am

"It probably killed him to iron that "AA" patch over the TWA one....."

And Jack Frye, Howard Hughes, Charles Lindbergh, and Ralph Damon are spinning in their graves while they're at it...
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Sat Dec 25, 2004 12:16 pm

What's strike three?

They did'nt get that far, but knowing them, its probably the chair.
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Sat Dec 25, 2004 2:16 pm

what happens to a pilot when he drives the plane off the runway into a ditch and something like this happens? does the FAA get involved or does AA shell out the disciplinary actions?

thanks!
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RE: AA MD-80 Slips Off Runway At RIC

Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:07 am

Go3... the chair? Since when did RIC PD get such a reputation?