tallguy14
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Need Info: American MD80 Evacuation DFW

Sun May 28, 2006 8:00 am

I checked the discussion forums and Google but couldn't find any information on this incident:

http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00709579

It was recently, and might have been AA1147.

Cheers-- Jeff
 
jeb94
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RE: Need Info: American MD80 Evacuation DFW

Sun May 28, 2006 8:54 am

Judging by the location and position of the fire truck, aircraft left front facing aft, and the fluid on the ground under the left engine, they had an engine problem, possibly a significant fuel leak or engine fire. Just speculation on my part though.
 
lincoln
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RE: Need Info: American MD80 Evacuation DFW

Sun May 28, 2006 9:00 am

Not first hand knowledge, but looking at the FAA's preliminary info, this may be it:

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** Report created 5/26/2006 Record 1 **
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IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: AAL1147 Make/Model: MD80 Description: MD-81/82/83/87/88
Date: 05/14/2006 Time: 1859

Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: Minor Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Minor

LOCATION
City: DALLAS State: TX Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AMERICAN AIRLINES AAL1147, A BOEING MCDONALD DOUGLAS MD80 ACFT, WHILE
TAXIING TO THE RAMP, REPORTED SMOKE IN THE CABIN, ACFT STOPPED ON THE
TAXIWAY AND EVACUATED THE PASSENGERS USING THE EMERGENCY CHUTES, FIVE
PASSENGERS CLAIMED MINOR INJURIES, DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
# Crew: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 5 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: NOT REPORTED

OTHER DATA

Departed: NASHVILLE, TN Dep Date: Dep. Time:
Destination: DALLAS, TX Flt Plan: Wx Briefing:
Last Radio Cont:
Last Clearance:

FAA FSDO: DALLAS, TX (SW05) Entry date: 05/15/2006

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tallguy14
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RE: Need Info: American MD80 Evacuation DFW

Mon May 29, 2006 8:51 am

Thanks Lincoln! That's exactly what I was looking for.
 
AlitaliaMD11
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RE: Need Info: American MD80 Evacuation DFW

Mon May 29, 2006 9:08 am

Why is the APU lying on the ground?
No Vueling No Party
 
Alias1024
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RE: Need Info: American MD80 Evacuation DFW

Mon May 29, 2006 9:20 am

Didn't AS have a similar incident at SFO about a week ago?

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 4):
Why is the APU lying on the ground?

The tailcone was jettisoned so the rear emergency slide could be used. APU is still in the aircraft.
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