Pbb152
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AA MD80 Emergency Landing At IAH, Anyone Know Why?

Thu May 19, 2005 12:51 pm

Tonight at IAH at about 7:25 PM local time an AA MD-80 made an emergency landing at IAH on Rwy 15L. It touched down without incident and was subsequently surrounded by a cavalry of emergency vehicles with lights flashing. I suppose it was just a false alarm as all emergency vehicles left a few minutes later. I was just wondering if anyone has any details as to why the aircraft had to declare an emergency.

Thanks in advance.

Pete
 
ezlndylan
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AA MD80 Emergency Landing At IAH, Anyone Know Why?

Thu May 19, 2005 1:29 pm

Unfortunately I don't have any information about this incident at IAH, although I witnessed an almost identical situation at SFO about 2 weeks ago, an AA MD-80 landed and was surrounded by fire equipment. I didn't read anything about it in the media or on this forum, so I assumed it was nothing major.

Maybe some of AA's MD-80s are so old that this is now SOP when they land?
 
Pbb152
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AA MD80 Emergency Landing At IAH, Anyone Know Why?

Thu May 19, 2005 1:36 pm

LOL EzIndylan. I got some pics of today's "occurence" that are ready to upload, but I would like to have some info on what happened. Wouldn't you know--my scanner ran out of juice just before it happened!

Pete
 
ContinentalCLE
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AA MD80 Emergency Landing At IAH, Anyone Know Why?

Thu May 19, 2005 2:34 pm

It was due to a loss in the hydraulics.
 
Pbb152
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AA MD80 Emergency Landing At IAH, Anyone Know Why?

Thu May 19, 2005 2:37 pm

Thanks Continentalcle! Do you know what flight # it was?

Pete

[Edited 2005-05-19 07:38:40]
 
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AA MD80 Emergency Landing At IAH, Anyone Know Why?

Thu May 19, 2005 11:59 pm

Quoting Pbb152 (Reply 4):
Thanks Continentalcle! Do you know what flight # it was?

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AA MD80 Emergency Landing At IAH, Anyone Know Why?

Fri May 20, 2005 12:12 am

did the passengers deplane at IAH?
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RE: AA MD80 Emergency Landing At IAH, Anyone Know Why?

Fri May 20, 2005 12:57 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 6):
did the passengers deplane at IAH?

Equipment was changed and flight continued to IAH.
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RE: AA MD80 Emergency Landing At IAH, Anyone Know Why?

Fri May 20, 2005 7:40 am

Thanks for your help LY4XELD!

Pete

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