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American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:33 pm

Anyone have any information on the AA A300-600 that made an emergency landing in IAD tonight around 2020 local time on runway 1R? I saw ALL the firetrucks and security vans line the runway and escort him in once he landed. There was some slight holding south of the airport too. Anyone know what happened? He went back out a few hours later.
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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:01 pm

It was flight 789 from JFK to SDQ.

The only reason posted is "Passenger Service".
 
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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:45 pm

The plane was enroute from Santa Domingo to JFK when a passenger became "unruly". Don't know much more, that's all the media is reporting.

I'd be interested in knowing why the captain picked IAD, it seems a little out of the way to me. Of course, I don't know what route ATC had assigned, nor do I know what kind of weather there was enroute.

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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:20 am

Going from SDQ to JFK, you'd make land fall at ILM and then go overhead ORF into JFK. If you look at the available airfields enroute, IAD is definitely the best choice for an A300 to divert to.

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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:31 am

What was the reason that it led to an Emergency Landing because of the Pax.And if so why the Fire Trucks.
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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:54 am

MEL,
Supposedly it was do to an unruly pax. The fire trucks at IAD and most other places roll any time there is an "emergency" operation and a diversion for this type of flight is classified as that.

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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:44 am

MEL, it also gives them practice for the day a real emergency comes
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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:15 pm

moron passenger, the amount of money an airline spends to divert, the airline should sue the passenger for this.
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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:17 pm

Hey guys,

We wont have any pax left soon, one has to ask ones self

Why?!?

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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:38 pm

From the daily Operations Summary:

-0789/26 N061 JFK-SDQ LNDD IAD ACCT UNRULY PSGRS INTOX,
THREATENING CREW. EMGCY DCLRD, LNDD OVRWT W/O INCDNT.
PSGRS ARRESTED, MNTC INSP, FLT RFLD/CNTD.

In english: AA flight 789/26Dec, acft 061, JFK-SDQ landed IAD account of intoxicated passengers (note plural) threatening the crew. Emergency declared, plane landed overweight without incident. Passengers were arrested, maintenance inspected the plane and it refiled and continued.
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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:46 pm

Let's see, wasted fuel - about $10,000. Stress on crew - about $100,000. Stress on pax - (max 267, using 240 for estimate) 240 X $50,000= $12,000.

Let's call it $15,000 and 5 years jail time.

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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:58 pm

Contrails, you need help putting things into logical sentences.....








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RE: American A300 Emergency Landing In IAD

Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:22 am

Sorry everybody, I was in a hurry and did a boo-boo.

I meant to say the unruly pax should be fined $15,000,000 and get 5 years each for their unruliness.

Apologies to all.

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