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ATA 727 Catches Fire After Landing In LAS

Wed Sep 20, 2000 1:23 am

An ATA 727, flying from MDW-LAS, had an engine catch on fire after landing in LAS. The plane had made an unscheduled landing in Lincoln, Nebraska to add fuel. A "bang" was heard by passengers during that landing, and an even louder noise was heard upon landing in Vegas, followed by the engine fire. No one was injured. Here is a link to the story:
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RE: ATA 727 Catches Fire After Landing In LAS

Wed Sep 20, 2000 6:47 am

>Fire crews quickly put out the fire, and the plane
>continued to the gate under its own power.

that's scary.. seems like if there was a fire of any magnitude they would get everyone out and away!

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What's The Connection...

Wed Sep 20, 2000 8:13 am

...between an ATA 727 makingt a safe emergency landing at LAS in the year 2000, and this linked photo of the burned out hulk of an United 727 from an accident at SLC 35 years ago?

Enquiring minds wanna know...
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Wow, Tell Me More

Wed Sep 20, 2000 10:47 am

I had no idea United lost a 27 so early on (I say early becuase of the friendship scheme). Tell me more about it- what happened?
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RE: ATA 727 Catches Fire After Landing In LAS

Wed Sep 20, 2000 5:14 pm

Enquiring minds wanna know... yea, I admit, it's a stretch.

first thing I thought of when I read the report was the Saudi Tristar that landed safely, but everyone died shortly thereafter because the crew decided they weren't going to do an emergency evac.

just a little surprised they didn't evacuate on the runway, even more surprised they extinguished the flames and let the plane go on it's remaining engines to the gate! but, i'm not a pilot either.

as for the pictured UA 727...
DATE: 11/11/1965TIME: 17:52LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah
AIRLINE: United Air LinesFLIGHT: 227ROUTE: Denver - Salt Lake City
AC TYPE Boeing B-727-22REG: N7030UMSN/LN 18322/130ABOARD: 91
DETAILS: The aircraft crashed short of the runway and collided with runway
lights causing the main landing gear to fail followed by a fire. Too high of
a descent rate during approach. Pilot error. Excessive sink rate is
thought to have caused four 727 accidents in succession. Lake Michigan
8/16/65, Cincinnati 11/8/65, Salt Lake City 11/11/65 and Tokyo Bay 2/4/66.
Only the Salt Lake and Cincinnati crashes were officially attributed to it.
After 727 training manuals were modified and pilots were reoriented to the
flying characteristics of the aircraft the problem was corrected.

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