c172heavy
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:39 am

Precautionary Landing At BOS

Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:31 pm

CNN and MSNBC had live TV coverage of a Midwest 717 returning to land back at Logan Int'l last night. According to the news, controllers noticed sparks coming from the undercarriage during takeoff and informed the crew, who elected to return for landing after circling for two hours to burn fuel.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...t_lands_at_logan_after_sparks_fly/

A similar event took place at LAX last night to a 747 I believe. Sorry, not sure of the details. My question is this, do tower controllers regularly watch departing/arriving flights for any sign of trouble? Thanks to all replies in advance, as I am just about to leave for work.
"How's that working out for ya?....Bein' clever?"

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos