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Close Call For JetBlue

Sat Mar 10, 2001 2:53 am

Taken from CNN's Website

The JetBlue Airbus 320, bound for West Palm Beach, Florida, took off 10,000 feet short of the plows Tuesday, then cleared the runway nearly 1,000 feet above them. No injuries were reported.

FAA spokesman Jim Peters said the incident is classified as a "runway incursion." ..............

I would hate to see what 5 snow-ploughs would do to an A320. BTW is there a runway that long at JFK?



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sammyk
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RE: Close Call For JetBlue

Sat Mar 10, 2001 3:47 am

Yep, I think they have one that is over 15,000 feet.


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RE: Close Call For JetBlue

Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:34 am

I wouldn't really call this a close call if it was able to take off 2 miles before the plows.
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RE: Close Call For JetBlue

Sat Mar 10, 2001 6:52 am

yes there is a runway that big...13L-31R

this really wasnt our fault. we didnt take off on a closed runway, the snow plows were on an active runway. and it weally wasnt even close.its being investiagted.

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RE: Close Call For JetBlue

Sat Mar 10, 2001 6:56 am

1,000 feet above them? Then they were fine,I dont see what the big deal is.
 
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RE: Close Call For JetBlue

Sat Mar 10, 2001 7:18 am

JFK's 13R/31L is 14,572 feet long. This would mean the JetBlue A320 took off ONLY using 4,000 feet of the runway? Is that possible?
 
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RE: Close Call For JetBlue

Sat Mar 10, 2001 7:26 am

4000 feet? That's 1200-1300m, right? Why not? It isn't a widebody, after all...
 
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RE: Close Call For JetBlue

Sat Mar 10, 2001 7:27 am

>>This would mean the JetBlue A320 took off ONLY
>>using 4,000 feet of the runway? Is that possible?

If it was nice and cold, I could see that happening.

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