HAL
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Alaska Emergency Return To LAX

Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:26 am

Last night I was working Hawaiian flight 2 into LAX. We were about three hours late (mechanical probs), and when we were approaching the California coast, we heard an Alaska flight declare an emergency for smoke in the cockpit. They dove back to LAX and landed parallel to us - they were on 25R and we were on 24R. We both landed at about 11:45pm local. Does anyone with connections at AS know what happened? They taxiied back to the gate under their own power and didn't seem too much in a hurry.

As we approached the coast we could see the huge brush fire north of the LA basin, and flew through some of its smoke, which was definitely a noticeable smell during descent. Was it possible that was what they smelled?

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alaska737
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RE: Alaska Emergency Return To LAX

Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:50 am

What type of A/C was it?
 
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RE: Alaska Emergency Return To LAX

Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:17 am

Quoting HAL (Thread starter):
As we approached the coast we could see the huge brush fire north of the LA basin, and flew through some of its smoke, which was definitely a noticeable smell during descent. Was it possible that was what they smelled?

Highly possible; I believe an AC 'bus made an emergency landing at YVR after flying through the smoke of the massive Tatoosh fire here in the pacific northwest a week ago or so, also declaring smoke in the cockpit. No onboard cause was found.
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RE: Alaska Emergency Return To LAX

Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:24 pm

We also had AS2 (SEA-DCA) blow a tire on takeoff this afternoon and return to the gate, departing (again) around 6pm.

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RE: Alaska Emergency Return To LAX

Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:57 pm

Quoting FLY777UAL (Reply 3):
We also had AS2 (SEA-DCA) blow a tire on takeoff this afternoon and return to the gate, departing (again) around 6pm.

Are you saying this was an aborted takeoff?
 
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RE: Alaska Emergency Return To LAX

Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:02 pm

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 4):
Are you saying this was an aborted takeoff?

Sorry, should have been a little more clear on that. They apparently took off, made a pass with gear down, and then returned. They were towed to the gate (C15 I believe) and escorted with two Port trucks and two fire trucks.

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RE: Alaska Emergency Return To LAX

Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:34 pm

Quoting FLY777UAL (Reply 3):
We also had AS2

We're well off the original topic now.... but I see that AS 2 is arriving at DCA any minute now ...well after 230am.. doesn't DCA have some sort of curfew or am I mistaken?
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RE: Alaska Emergency Return To LAX

Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:18 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 1):
What type of A/C was it?

It looked like a 737-700. Fairly short fuselage, but no winglets. I couldn't get a good look at the reg. number, it was too dark.

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RE: Alaska Emergency Return To LAX

Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:57 am

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 6):
doesn't DCA have some sort of curfew or am I mistaken?

DCA does have a curfew, but with the NGs you can get around it
with a reduced landing weight.
In this case, some payload was bumped out of SEA to make the aircraft
light enough to land that late.
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