|Quoting AApilot2b (Reply 2):|
I'm just wondering why no one had the sense to check the gate area and ensure it was cleared of ice before the aircraft arrived. After all, once the A320 had slid off the runway, one would think they had plenty of time to clear the gate area.
|Quoting 787EWR (Reply 4):|
In the video, the reported indicated that when the plane arrived at the ramp, they had to deice the mechanism in the gate because it was frozen. Added more time to the delay.
|Quoting Boeingpride800 (Reply 7):|
If the plane was stuck on the runway did that mean they closed the runway? If they did, then wouldn't that cause a problem seeing as there is only one long runway at SYR?
JetBlue Says Plane Did Not Skid Off Runway
|Quoting PilotNTrng (Reply 15):|
Speaking of the "gate area" not being deiced, reminds me of a funny story out of TYS. I was working on the ramp for DALGS and it was a very slick night. The ramp had ice patches everywhere, we hadn't put any salt down for the Pax to walk up the stairs. This one guy with a briefcase walks down the CRJ steps and heads for the gate stairs, I manage to poke my head out of the back of the RJ and happen to see him eat it hard. The Briefcase goes flyin, pops open and papers go flyin everywhere. I fall back into the cargo hold, laughing my butt off. My friends that were outside that had to deal with it first hand said, he was cussing every word in the book. So a note to all the rampers out there, make sure the walkway is clear lol.