This is not a sight I normally see while waiting to board a flight, so I thought it would be of some interest to everyone.
December 22, 2011 on my way home from LAX
for the holidays, I had the opportunity to capture on video; an entire DC-9 nose-cone radar replacement while waiting to board N770NC ATL
. (see Youtube link below)
My original flight was scheduled as DL5388 (a CRJ), but had the opportunity to give up my seat due to overbooking to take the next flight (DL1276) which I knew was a DC-9, so I thought I'd catch another ride on this classic airliner.
Once Flight 1276 arrived at the gate, the gate agent announced a mechanical delay because of a faulty radar. After testing the new radar, there were additional problems with the aircraft, so Delta rescheduled us on N600TR which arrived from GSO
. Our flight stayed as DL
1276. Just before takeoff, on N600TR the pilots encountered another technical issue so we had to exit the runway, and were further delayed while the pilots resolved the problem. It was not known what the problem was. After 15 minutes of troubleshooting the problem we were on our way to CMH