|Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 17):|
Why 2 emergency landings? and why so far apart? or is this two seperate flights?
We left STL
at around 12:45, and were about 25 minutes out of STL
, when we turned around and the Captain said that the screw in the T-tail was not responding, and that the flaps would not extend all the way, so we had to make an emergency landing( I dunno why we went back to STL
, we were closer to MCI
, but we circled near Scott AFB burning fuel for about 15 minutes). We landed and pulled off the runway and were checked by the fire crew, and then we pulled into the gate. It was around 2:30 when we pulled into the gate, and it was muddy outside, and the jetway was stuck. BTW, I'm not sure about the times, I am looking through my TR
notebook to get all this stuff in order.
Anyways, we got off and they had to get another GoJet CR7 for us, and by the time they got it fueled, pre-flighted and all the bags onboard, it had been about 40 minutes, and then we had to have the safety demo again, and then we pushed back around 3:10ish. We didn't even taxi out before we pulled back in because the GPS wasn't working. We were all rebooked for a 5:05 733 flight to DEN
, but before that left, the first CR7 was "fixed". We pushed back, and were near the same spot near MCI
again when they discovered the probes were not working, so again back to STL
This time, the landing was in the dark, and the firefighters checked us out before letting us taxi back in. By that time, it was about 5:30, and the 5:05 733 crew had been kind enough to hold the flight for us(it was only half full), and the passengers were all willing to wait for us to run off one plane, across the end of the concourse, and right down the other jetway lol. It was some fun stuff lol, and hey, I got a $100 voucher off it, which was cool. It took seven hours to reach DEN
, and I then we almost had to switch TED A320's in DEN
, cuz some carbon on the wing was exposed, but thats a whole OTHER story lol.