stealth777
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Aircraft Emergency @ ATL 04Apr13

Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:57 pm

G'day everyone,
From the FAA National Airspace System Status page it states a disabled aircraft in ATL that is causing a ground stop for flights to and from the eastern half of the US. Does anyone have any info as to what occurred and how serious it is or was? Thanks.

Stealth
 
deltairlines
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RE: Aircraft Emergency @ ATL 04Apr13

Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:18 pm

It's an AirTran flight that became disabled on Rwy 10/28. Took AirTran about 30 minutes to get a tug out there to move the plane.

Given the current rainy weather in ATL, losing a runway hurts even more than normal today.
 
stealth777
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RE: Aircraft Emergency @ ATL 04Apr13

Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:29 pm

Leave it up to the FAA's website to make it seem bigger than it was.
 
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RE: Aircraft Emergency @ ATL 04Apr13

Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:54 pm

Quoting stealth777 (Reply 2):

What do you mean by that...? It was 100% accurate and factual. There was a disabled aircraft on the runway and as a result there was a ground stop in place. Things like this happen all the time. I can't tell you the number of times I've seen the fire trucks out and it doesn't even make the local news. Shoot we had a jet a few weeks back blow its engine guts on the runway on take off. Didn't make the local news, ANet or even AvHerald. But I saw it happen.

[Edited 2013-04-04 14:59:27]
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RE: Aircraft Emergency @ ATL 04Apr13

Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:13 am

An aircraft can be disabled by a flat tire or something simple. It doesn't have to mean an accident.
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RE: Aircraft Emergency @ ATL 04Apr13

Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:13 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
It was 100% accurate and factual.

Losing 1 of 5 runways at Atlanta causes a ground stop for flights to and from the "eastern half" of the country? LAX-BOS flights affected?
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catiii
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RE: Aircraft Emergency @ ATL 04Apr13

Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:28 pm

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 5):
Losing 1 of 5 runways at Atlanta causes a ground stop for flights to and from the "eastern half" of the country? LAX-BOS flights affected?

Reducing arrival capacity by 33% at the world's busiest airport when arrival rates are already reduced because of instrument conditions? Yeah, it leads to ground stops...
 
UGA777
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RE: Aircraft Emergency @ ATL 04Apr13

Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:46 pm

What happened to the Airtran plane? Was it a 717 or 737?
 
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RE: Aircraft Emergency @ ATL 04Apr13

Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:20 am

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 5):
Losing 1 of 5 runways at Atlanta causes a ground stop for flights to and from the "eastern half" of the country?

As someone who frequently flies HSV-ATL, which is always one of the first routes to be given a ground stop, I can tell you that someone spilling a cup of water on the tarmac at ATL can create a two-hour delay there.

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