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BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:41 pm

Buffalo Bills Charter Jet Stuck at Hopkins International Airport

Posted: Dec 17, 2007 09:31 AM EST

Updated: Dec 17, 2007 09:33 AM EST




Cleveland, OH - The Buffalo Bills can't catch a break. The team's charter jet got stuck Monday morning on a taxi-way while waiting to depart at Hopkins International Airport.

The team will now ride a charter bus back to Buffalo
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:07 pm

Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:13 pm



Quoting Tjwgrr (Reply 1):
DAL9835 a 763:

Ok, so where are the pics?  Smile
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:14 pm

i don't know why they didn't bus it in the first place. the effort it takes to get everyone to both airports, then fly, is as much as driving the distance.
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:15 pm

Come on, they are strong guys. They should pull it out! Big grin


A ride with the bus is not bad either. Big grin
 
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:28 pm



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
i don't know why they didn't bus it in the first place. the effort it takes to get everyone to both airports, then fly, is as much as driving the distance.

With flying, the Bills go straight to the airport, drive up to the plane, get on it, take off, land, get right back on a bus, go to team headquarters. Probably saves 2 hours on the drive on a good day, and with yesterday being bad I-90 might have been a mess. Not to mention the fact that there is a lot of stuff that needs to be hauled back - it probably can't fit on all coach buses - easier to just put it on a plane.
 
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Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:32 pm

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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:54 pm



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 5):
easier to just put it on a plane.

today's incident demonstrates that is isn't always easier to put it on a plane.

and stuff can be hauled by truck behind the buses. football teams travel by bus all the time. And they need to get the stuff off the plane and to the stadium, so who do they do that? Same kind of motor coaches...  Wink

but yeah, the I-90 traffic might have been a real bitch anyway, so I see your point on that.
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:00 pm

Out of curiosity, how big a wrist-slap does the pilot get in cases like this?
 
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Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:06 pm



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 8):
Out of curiosity, how big a wrist-slap does the pilot get in cases like this?

It really depends drastically on what actually happened and airline it occured at. It could be anywhere from filling out a report and having that be the end of it.... to, very realistically, an FAA violation and termination of employment.
 
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:04 pm



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
i don't know why they didn't bus it in the first place. the effort it takes to get everyone to both airports, then fly, is as much as driving the distance.

Driving I-90 between Cleveland and Buffalo in the winter, especially during a snow storm, can be extremely dangerous. That stretch of I-90 parallels the Lake Erie shore line and is very prone to lake effect snow which turns a typical snow storm into an all out blizzard. During the winter, it is not uncommon to get 12 foot snow drifts on this section of I-90 and complete whiteouts. So flying is much safer in this case and faster.
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Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:16 pm

Amtrak claims the Lake Shore Limited was only an hour and ten minutes late into Buffalo this morning. That's what they should have taken.
 
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Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:27 pm



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 11):
Amtrak claims the Lake Shore Limited was only an hour and ten minutes late into Buffalo this morning. That's what they should have taken.

Forget that, they could have chartered a train. Amtrak has plenty of equipment laying around after their cutbacks. Of course, are they set up for charters?

Way back when, some wealthier sports teams would own their own pullman train car and boxcar, then have the tandem hitched to a train heading in the direction of their game.
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:22 pm



Quoting Cle757 (Thread starter):
Buffalo Bills Charter Jet Stuck at Hopkins International Airport

Posted: Dec 17, 2007 09:31 AM EST

Updated: Dec 17, 2007 09:33 AM EST




Cleveland, OH - The Buffalo Bills can't catch a break. The team's charter jet got stuck Monday morning on a taxi-way while waiting to depart at Hopkins International Airport.

The team will now ride a charter bus back to Buffalo

That's adding insult to injury after having lost the game 8-0.
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:57 pm



Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 13):
That's adding insult to injury after having lost the game 8-0.

It will be more of an embarrassment this weekend when Cleveland spanks the Bengals!

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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:29 pm



Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 14):
GO BROWNS!

they could easily go 11-5 and win the division despite losing twice to PIT. Who would have thunk it? Browns and Packers are the surprise teams of the season, no doubt.
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:11 pm

GOODNESS!!!!!!!
This is like the fifth charter flight with a sports team that had an incident!!
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:18 pm

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 8):
Out of curiosity, how big a wrist-slap does the pilot get in cases like this?

I'd put the Captain in the Dog Pound with a Steelers jersey on him, that would be worthy of no other action required!!!!   

[Edited 2007-12-17 15:18:28]
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:54 pm



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 17):
I'd put the Captain in the Dog Pound with a Steelers jersey on him, that would be worthy of no other action required!!!!

Dear God. That's just cruel -- I wouldn't put my worst enemy in the dog pound with a Steeler's keychain, let alone a jersey... Surely getting stuck in mud isn't that bad (and plus, us CLEers had a widebody sticking around a while longer than expected...) Big grin
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:24 am

That's small but terrible story. Unexpected interruption for the Bills team.
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:38 am

Too bad it wasn't the Patriot's charter plane...  duck 
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:51 am



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 20):
Too bad it wasn't the Patriot's charter plane...

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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:36 am

[quote=Ikramerica,reply=15]they could easily go 11-5

So could the Steelers; they're playing the Saint Louis and Baltimore

But back to the airplane ... surprised nobody has reported it back on pavement yet. Alternatively, if it's frozen solid, maybe Delta could look on it as a billboard until spring - paint it with an AirTran livery or something.

[Edited 2007-12-17 18:48:53]
 
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Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:04 am



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 18):
That's just cruel

Yep...and having grown up in CLE and going to games at the famous Municipal Stadium as well as the '64 Championship Game with the BALTIMORE COLTS ( no age jokes here) I can talk about the Pound with the highest level of respect!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:13 am

I'm gonna have to get after my buddy at CLE ATCT for doing this to my team.

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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:12 am

Where's Joe Patroni when we need him??? Buy him a box of cigars and he'll have the mother out by midnite!!!!!

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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:56 am

The Buffalo News reported that the airplane "slid off the runway". Typical......
 
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:10 am



Quoting Revelation (Reply 21):
Nah, nothing can stop the Pats!

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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:54 am



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 18):
Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 17):
I'd put the Captain in the Dog Pound with a Steelers jersey on him, that would be worthy of no other action required!!!!

Dear God. That's just cruel -- I wouldn't put my worst enemy in the dog pound with a Steeler's keychain, let alone a jersey...

 checkmark  It would be more dangerous in there than it would be in the projects  Wink

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Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:18 pm

The plane finally took off at 10AM this morning for Atlanta.
 
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Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:07 am



Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 28):
GO BROWNSSSSS!

Just don't put all those SSSS'es on their tickets, otherwise they may get hassled by the TSA going through security  Silly
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:03 pm

They had the plane at 9:30 yesterday getting ready at the IX jet center. Expensive issue for DL for sure! Along w/2 UPS widebody charters on the west side of the field, it was a pretty good day for a/c at CLE.

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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:21 pm



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 27):
Tony Romo and da boys will get their chance again, and it won't be pretty for the Pats

As long as I don't have to see Jessica Simpson in a PINK!!!!!! #9 Cowboys jersey again I'll be happy. I almost puked when I saw that.. I know she probably thinks it's cute and all, but that would be like wearing a purple Browns uniform or an orange Pats jersey.. some things you just don't do regardless of how blonde, trashy and retarded you are!
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:11 pm



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 27):
Tony Romo and da boys will get their chance again, and it won't be pretty for the Pats

Hey, he better get his mind off Jessica and back on to playing QB if they want to go anywhere!  Smile

It's a Samson and Delila kind of thing. Every man knows his brain turns to sh*t when he's getting a steady supply from a hot chick like Jessica. Best thing for the Cowboys would be for old Jessica to find someone else to bone. Hopefully she'll stay away from Tom Brady!

Besides, the Cowboys are still covered with tire tracks after being run over by the Pats last time. If they meet again this season, it'll be in the SB, and I like the Patriot's chances in that kind of meeting.

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 32):
As long as I don't have to see Jessica Simpson in a PINK!!!!!! #9 Cowboys jersey again I'll be happy. I almost puked when I saw that.. I know she probably thinks it's cute and all, but that would be like wearing a purple Browns uniform or an orange Pats jersey.. some things you just don't do regardless of how blonde, trashy and retarded you are!

Oh, c'mon, you wouldn't kick her out of bed, would you?  Smile

I can see it now:

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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:04 pm



Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 32):
As long as I don't have to see Jessica Simpson in a PINK!!!!!! #9 Cowboys jersey again I'll be happy.

Agreed, we should only see Jessica in nothing at all!
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RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:41 am



Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 34):
Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 32):
As long as I don't have to see Jessica Simpson in a PINK!!!!!! #9 Cowboys jersey again I'll be happy.

Agreed, we should only see Jessica in nothing at all!

Or maybe rolling in the mud??  Silly


Here's a couple shots of the Bill's plane in the muck:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-7377

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-7379

(There's more there, I'll just link two).


Kinda reminds me of when the Skyservice 727 got stuck here with the Toronto Raptors after they lost to the Cavs:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-236

...guess you don't want to lose in this town!