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NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:04 am

Was at the MSP tower today, and Northwest 127 bound for DLH turned back to MSP due to an Engine failure. Plane landed safely, no one was hurt and the aircraft taxied back to the gate on one engine.
Note: This is just a heads up, not to start anything regarding the Mechanics issue, or any other DC-9 Issue!!
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LUVRSW
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:44 pm

When will NWA replace those DC-9's? Anyone heard anything?
 
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:47 pm

Quoting LUVRSW (Reply 1):
When will NWA replace those DC-9's? Anyone heard anything?

They will all be gone within fifteen years, and maybe closer to ten.

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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:11 pm

Quoting LUVRSW (Reply 1):
When will NWA replace those DC-9's? Anyone heard anything?

Joking right?
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:25 pm

They are supposed to replace them with the A380, right?
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FriendlySkies
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:31 pm

Quoting Acidradio (Reply 4):
They are supposed to replace them with the A380, right?

I heard C-17s...
 
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:38 pm

Quoting LUVRSW (Reply 1):
When will NWA replace those DC-9's? Anyone heard anything?

Funny. I heard they were replacing them with Catalina PBY's
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MarshalN
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:14 pm

You sure about that? I thought they were going to by Gulfstream Vs and start ferrying pax around in them to lure more customers.
 
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:43 pm

 stirthepot  Northwest replace the DC-9's ?,,, maybe I did hear that once or twice before ! Didn't NWA just paint them up recently ? So who do you think should someday , could happen, maybe , replace the DC-9's Boeing or Airbus ?  duck 
 
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:46 pm

the only replacement for a DC-9 is a DC-3.
 
Kahala777
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:59 pm

Does the DC-9 saga ever end?

When was the last time the DOT and FAA looked into the safety of these near extinct birds?

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na
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:12 pm

Btw, NWA had to write off and scrap 2 DC-9s this year already due to relatively minor damage! They´re so old, even the slightest damage makes them unworthy to repair. Shiny new silver paint or not doesn´t matter.
 
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:19 am

Quoting NA (Reply 11):
Btw, NWA had to write off and scrap 2 DC-9s this year already due to relatively minor damage! They´re so old, even the slightest damage makes them unworthy to repair. Shiny new silver paint or not doesn´t matter.

Interesting, care to enlighten the rest of us?

You talking about the DC-9 that had a fuel truck run into it, destroying the radar and part of the cockpit

The plane that ran into another which roof was basically completely gone and the rest of the cockipit destroyed by jetfuel?
 
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:30 am

I think NWA may wait for 737NGNG or A320NG to replace the DC-9. Or they may keep flying them, for oh, about 100 more years. I wonder, are they considering a ERJ 170/190 as a suitable replacement?
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:16 am

I heard all NW DC-9's are getting winglets!
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:22 am

When will 717s be re-engined with JT8D-7s to get commonality with NWs DC9 fleet?  duck 
 
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:26 am

You guys crack me up.

I heard from a friend of my sister's boyfriend's father that NW is planning on rehiring all their mechanics and designing their own DC-9 replacement in-house.

[Edited 2005-12-21 01:27:49]
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:40 pm

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 12):
Interesting, care to enlighten the rest of us?

You talking about the DC-9 that had a fuel truck run into it, destroying the radar and part of the cockpit

The plane that ran into another which roof was basically completely gone and the rest of the cockipit destroyed by jetfuel?

Know of two other DC-9s rotting away? Other than the one that lost the hydralics, I'd call that damage relatively minor to other planes that have returned to service.

Quoting Flyorski (Reply 13):
I think NWA may wait for 737NGNG or A320NG to replace the DC-9. Or they may keep flying them, for oh, about 100 more years. I wonder, are they considering a ERJ 170/190 as a suitable replacement?

NWA needs to track down some spare cash and a decent product before they even think about buying more new planes. Rumor has it the tails will now be painted silver to match the fuselage because all the red they have is going to the balance sheet.
 
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:52 pm

Quoting LUVRSW (Reply 1):
When will NWA replace those DC-9's? Anyone heard anything?

I can't remember the last time I was laughing after a reading a post on a.net!!! Thank you for making my day  Smile Smile Smile Smile

Anybody care to know the reg on that one? Would be interesting how many decades this plane has been in service.

By the way, I just remembered something... When you look at the ads with houses for sale, they always mention the particular house being so many years young, i.e. 90 years young. Shouldn't the same be said about these planes?

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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:12 pm

According to some sources here on a.net with some slight inside ties to NWA, the DC9's will be replaced by A32x's that are continuing to be delivered to NWA, and a new regional carrier, working name NEWCO that will operate E-Jet type aircraft.
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grrtvc
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:18 pm

I remember asking the chief pilot at NW one time how long the DC-9's were going to be around. He stated that NW could continue flying them well past 2020. The airframes on the older models still had plenty of cycles left to do so.

He did mention however that past 2025 the fleet would quickly fade due to the cycles.

Take it for what its worth but if the planes are paid for and they can keep the tires on, they might just make it past 2010 in NW colors.
 
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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:29 pm

Quoting GRRTVC (Reply 20):
He did mention however that past 2025 the fleet would quickly fade due to the cycles.

Take it for what its worth but if the planes are paid for and they can keep the tires on, they might just make it past 2010 in NW colors.

2010 sounds more realistically than 2025, because these airframes are already pushing close to their maximum allowable life of 100,000 hours. But this is all I want to say because first of all, this is already getting off topic and furthermore, such a topic gets people annoyed so let's get back to the original topic of an engine failure at MSP. Let's try to keep it free of "When will NW replace those old DC-9s" although it will be very difficult to do.

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RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Landing At MSP

Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:08 pm

Sorry to hear about the emergency, but I am glad no one was hurt.
And for my 2 cents: I heard NW are replacing their DC-9s with Fokker F28-1000s (please note the sarcasm).
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