tallguy14
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Alaska Airlines MD-80 With Hole In Fuselage

Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:10 pm

Hi kids-- I did a search on the forum but couldn't find the N-number of the Alaska Airlines MD-80 that had a foot-long hole in the fuselage. It was AS 536 SEA-BUR and returned to the field in Seattle after about 20 minutes in flight.

What was the N-number?

Cheers-- Jeff
 
as739x
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RE: Alaska Airlines MD-80 With Hole In Fuselage

Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:14 pm

Old old news Jeff....I'm surprised you didn't see it splattered all over the news!

ASLAX
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LAXintl
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RE: Alaska Airlines MD-80 With Hole In Fuselage

Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:15 pm

N979AS



filler..
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as739x
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RE: Alaska Airlines MD-80 With Hole In Fuselage

Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:22 pm

Yeah...been back in service a while now.

ASLAX
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thepilot
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RE: Alaska Airlines MD-80 With Hole In Fuselage

Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 2):
N979AS

It must be back in service. I was spotting at SEA Sunday, and I swore I saw an MD-83 with the same registration.
From YVR
 
SUPRAZACHAIR
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RE: Alaska Airlines MD-80 With Hole In Fuselage

Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:46 pm

It was only out of service for maybe 3-5 days.