Was spotting at MSY earlier yesterday evening.
An AA S80 was lined up with MSY's runway 19, and at 6:44pm it spooled up and began its takeoff roll. About 300ft into the departure, the aircraft powered-down to complete silence. It continued to roll for at least 1
My questions in this; does anyone know:
....my guess is that he might have gotten clearance later than expected, and having begun his roll-- went back to idle, only to be given clearance at that point. After losing about 500ft of runway, I thought for sure it would break and turn off, but instead it powered up continued the (long) roll; and shot out at a very strong angle (even for an MD80) climbout angle. I guess 6500ft is still more than enough for an S80 going to DFW/STL, though it would've been interesting if this was a flight on its way to ORD/LGA.