plateman
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American Eagle CRJ700 Damaged --Stuck @ DCA

Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:45 am

Was supposed to fly DCA-STL last night (5-July) on an Eagle CRJ700. My flight was cancelled, as well as the flight before.

I inquired why and was told by ticket desk that the aircraft suffered "bad damage" in flight. That's all I could garner, but it sounds like it will be out for a while. Figured I would share and look for more info if anyone has.


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Any for anyone curious, since I have surgery in STL, I politely demanded and was rebooked on US early this morning DCA-CLT-STL with a 2am wake-up.
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Independence76
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RE: American Eagle CRJ700 Damaged --Stuck @ DCA

Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:48 am

Are you sure it wasn't somehow related to damages possibly sustained from the storms that passed through the region a few days ago?
 
plateman
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RE: American Eagle CRJ700 Damaged --Stuck @ DCA

Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:59 am

Yes ... flight was on a STL-DCA-STL-DCA-STL rotation and was damaged in-flight on the STL-DCA leg earlier that morning, according to ticket agent. It also could have been damaged on ground at DCA.

The second DCA-STL-DCA turn was posted as heavily delayed, then cancelled last minute, followed by mine cancelling as well.
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onetogo
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RE: American Eagle CRJ700 Damaged --Stuck @ DCA

Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:35 am

FOD damage to one of the nose wheel doors. Sorry man. Good luck with your surgery.
 
Woodreau
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RE: American Eagle CRJ700 Damaged --Stuck @ DCA

Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:26 pm

The aircraft routing for a/c 537 on July 5 was: MSY-ORD-DCA when the damage was discovered to the aft nose gear door. The aircraft left DCA on Jul 6 back to ORD under a special ferry permit and is scheduled for a 9:30 am departure to EWR on Jul 7.

What probably happened was when a/c 537 arrived in DCA, it either was scheduled to go back to ORD or it may have been scheduled to stay and do the DCA-STL routing. Once the damage was discovered, the DCA-STL-DCA aircraft a/c 525 was probably swapped to operate the DCA-ORD flight, leaving no aircraft available to fly to STL.

[Edited 2012-07-07 05:38:58]
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