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What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:13 pm

For some reason I was looking at the BAA Gatwick site, and it was showing that NW44 was expected at 15:40. I looked up the flight on Flightaware, and it showed that it turned around somewhere over Canada, and I guess went to Duluth:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA44


I havn't seen any flights from Duluth to LGW, and the DC10 flights out of Duluth are showing delayed. Why wouldn't they just come back to MSP or is there a MX base at Duluth?
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:46 am

You think it was odd last night..? Right now it looks like it's up for a test flight and then headed later to MSP... then back to Duluth.
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:06 am

They reported smoke in the cabin.

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/653410.html
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:14 am

How much ya wanna bet it was just condensation
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:12 am

Quoting Acidradio (Reply 2):
They reported smoke in the cabin.

I flew NW44 in January of last year, and late in the take-off roll, and early into the climb, there was an odor that was smoke like. I looked around to see if any one else smelt it, but didn't see any funny looks.


I just looked at Flightaware again for the same flight, and it looks like the plane just went absolutely crazy for 3 hours - the link above.
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:02 am

I doubt the flight track over the Canadian segment is correct. I've seen a few cases where Flightaware will do that. I knew a crew that was ferry a plane between two cities and it showed that they made the trip 6 times without landing...!!
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:18 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):
it showed that they made the trip 6 times without landing...!!

Nice, they should have shown it to the boss, so they could get paid 6X for the trip.
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:03 am

wow that is one hell of a u-turn, kinda like driving down the highway you miss your exit and by pass 20 other exits and take the 21st to head back to your destination
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:38 pm

I live in Minneapolis. And there is a maintenance base for NWA in Duluth.
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:19 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
How much ya wanna bet it was just condensation

Likely to be Galley related  Smile
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:19 am

A bit more detail as to what happend. thats got to really suck.
http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/du...thsuperior/news/local/15436696.htm
 
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:25 am

Wow that has to suck. 10 Hours in the plane to end up just going back to MSP. In the time they could have gotten to London, taken a nap, had some breakfast and gone out to shop or go to work and have been out for a little bit, but instead they went to Duluth!

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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:28 am

Quoting JewPilot (Reply 8):
I live in Minneapolis. And there is a maintenance base for NWA in Duluth.

They shut it down last year,right before the mechanics got locked out.
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:07 pm

Local news is reporting passengers were on the aircraft for 10 hours because of what NWA said was "airport facility reasons". According to WCCO's newscast tonight, Duluth airport staff deny this and a mobile air stairs is seen connected to the aircraft right after landing. Apparently pax were flown back to MSP on another DC-10 10 hours later. Let's see... flight from MSP-LGW $600, car rental and gas from Duluth to MSP $60, getting stuck on a 40 year old rustbucket with 300 of your closest friends in Duluth, MN - priceless. When will this end?
 
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:05 am

Courtesy: KSTP-TV

No Explanations From Northwest Officials

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S18577.html?cat=1

Video Report:

http://kstp.dayport.com/viewer/viewerpage.php?Art_ID=168852
 
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:10 am

The last sentence in the KSTP report is something that everyone says often, but somehow manages to forget soon.
"But it's doubtful the Askews will use theirs. "This is it," Nic Askew told his wife at one point during the ordeal. "Never again are we flying Northwest."
 
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RE: What Happened To NW44 Last Night?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:24 am

That's awesome. $50 travel vouchers for being stuck in Duluth for 10 hours. Glad to know Northwest hasn't changed their policies on compensation much! That's the same amount of compensation I got after being delayed for only half as long on a flight from MSP-SFO. I guess I was lucky!  Smile
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