andrewuber
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UAL Aircraft Returns To Tokyo With Smoke

Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:37 am

from MSNBC:

Smoke was detected in the cabin of a United Airlines flight from Tokyo to Los Angeles on Friday, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Tokyo.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9363125/

Glad everyone is safe!
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flydubai
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RE: UAL Aircraft Returns To Tokyo With Smoke

Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:46 am

Was it a 744?

Quoting AndrewUber (Thread starter):
Glad everyone is safe!

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levg79
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RE: UAL Aircraft Returns To Tokyo With Smoke

Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:55 am

Quoting Flydubai (Reply 1):
Was it a 744?

Had to be, that's what UA operates on NRT-LAX
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RE: UAL Aircraft Returns To Tokyo With Smoke

Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:56 am

This is the flight in question.

Flight: United Airlines flight 890 on a Boeing 747 Jet
Depart: Tokyo, Japan Narita (NRT) - 4:20pm
Arrive: Los Angeles, CA (LAX) - 10:10am
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RE: UAL Aircraft Returns To Tokyo With Smoke

Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:08 am

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 2):
Quoting Flydubai (Reply 1):
Was it a 744?

Had to be, that's what UA operates on NRT-LAX

When did they swap the 2 772ERs for the 1 744?
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cyberual
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RE: UAL Aircraft Returns To Tokyo With Smoke

Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:23 am

Schedule change was done on 09/04 where ua890 becomes a daily 747 service. The likelihood of 2x lax-nrt is very slim in the future. We used to have 2x lax-nrt back in late 90s.
 
MarshalN
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RE: UAL Aircraft Returns To Tokyo With Smoke

Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:45 am

Hmmm, I wonder what it is. An hour after the flight began -- that's when they start the meal prep. Can it be burnt food?  Smile

But it's good to hear nothing bad happened.
 
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RE: UAL Aircraft Returns To Tokyo With Smoke

Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:10 am

I know that UA had 2X dly NRTLAX flights [both 777s] in the summer but that it was planned to return to 1X daily 744 service after the summer. anyway, good that everyone was safe.
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