ripcordd
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Vanguard 737 At ORD

Sat Jun 10, 2000 2:50 am

Anyone know why a 737 vvanguard was at ORD on 6-8-00 at about 900pm....?????it was loaded with passengers......I seen it on a taxiway
 
Brick
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RE: Vanguard 737 At ORD

Sat Jun 10, 2000 3:18 am

In flight emergency? Medical emergency on board? MDW diversion?

There are a number of possibilities...

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OPNLguy
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RE: Vanguard 737 At ORD

Sat Jun 10, 2000 6:20 am

I looked at the weather from MDW yesterday, and as it was clear all day, it sure doesn't appear to be a weather diversion.

Most likely, it was some type of mechanical problem (hydraulic system failure, engine shutdown, unsafe gear indication, etc.) that was incompatabile with MDW's rather short runways. Some 737-200 mechanical problems require the use flaps-15 for landings, and that setting requires faster landings speeds, and thus more runway, which MDW doesn't have.

Another possibility is that (assuming Vanguard even serves ORD) was that a MDW flight "flag-stopped" ORD to pick-up passengers from another Vanguard flight that had mechanical problems. It does happen, but again, that assumes that in this case that Vanguard serves ORD.
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goingboeing
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RE: Vanguard 737 At ORD

Sat Jun 10, 2000 6:53 am

Vanguard doesn't serve ORD. But, it COULD have been a charter.

OPNLguy, just curious, do you work for LUV?
 
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RE: OPNLguy

Sat Jun 10, 2000 6:55 am

Nope, Vanguard doesn't serve ORD. In fact, MDW is as big as MCI for them in terms of operations, so I'd bet on your first thoughts.
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OPNLguy
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Goingboeing

Sat Jun 10, 2000 10:50 pm

Yep, a charter is certainly another possibility...

I work for that airline HQ'd in Texas that flies 737s.

Houston? Ft. Worth? Dallas? Geez, I'm lost again...  

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