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by BMcD
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 29392

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

Some of the people replying in here that it would be a great idea were the exact same ones that were saying that the 75 was unacceptable because it was a single aisle, cramped for those distances, not built with all the amenities, etc are now the ones saying it is a great idea (fanboys I am guessing...

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by BMcD
Tue May 29, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19
Replies: 24
Views: 4697

Re: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19

COS lost theirs :( We are down to 73X's now. I miss her RON'ing and seeing her as the sun lifted on the mountains. Going to be a sad day when they are all gone.

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by BMcD
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 ending COS
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: G4 ending COS

Wow, a look at the load factors: February’s year-to-date load factors (the percentage of seats filled with paying passengers) was down slightly at 1.2 percent from 2017. American reported an 85.7 percent load factor, followed by Delta at 84.4 percent, Frontier at 81.3 percent, United at 77.1 percent...

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by BMcD
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for COS?
Replies: 42
Views: 4864

Re: What's next for COS?

You can get most places with a connection, even when I fly all over the US the plane time isn't much more than going to DEN for something. COS is cheaper, easier and more convenient to get to in the end.

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by BMcD
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for COS?
Replies: 42
Views: 4864

Re: What's next for COS?

I like flying out of COS personally. Fast, easy and security is quick. We are starting to slowly get our lost service. We had service to MSP and CLT non-stop at one point and lost it. Would love to see some of the bigger cities come back on RJ's if necessary. (I miss the S80 though!)

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by BMcD
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4770

Re: IT A300 low pass with gear down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG1f3ukUxYI

When we were stationed there, where the accident happened was creepy and my wife said you could hear screams and cries.
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Or the Ramstein Air Base Crash:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG1f3ukUxYI

When we were stationed there, where the accident happened was creepy and my wife said you could hear screams and cries.

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by BMcD
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 15606

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

I'm in a wheelchair, my dog pulls my chair and provides me balance so I can stand. He deserves to be in the hold? Some people are so centered on themselves. A 10lb dog won't be able to pull 140lbs of me and a chair. Service animals, when used properly, provide people freedom they wouldn't have. They...

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 15606

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

This is not a pet, it is a service animal. Service animals don't ride in the hold and don't get removed because someone has an allergy. Service animals, that are legit, have as much right to be aboard as anyone else. Just because someone has a disability doesn't automatically mean they become second...

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by BMcD
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18965

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

And good to see COS get some love again and get some new service. Beautiful airport and quick to get through. Maybe we can open the WestPac side that was built/never used if we keep this up?

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by BMcD
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18965

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

COS is gaining San Antonio, Minneapolis, San Jose and Seattle (4 route announcements!). The briefing is still going on at COS.

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by BMcD
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 8759

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

And COS stays! Happy dance! Nothing like hearing and seeing them fly over. She is an elegant lady, it will be a sad day when they are no longer gracing our skies.

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by BMcD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 8759

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

Thank goodness COS is still on there, I love watching her fly over the house on short final. They turn to 737's on the 22nd of August. Also on the 22nd of August DFW-VPS will see the S80 and ORD-BZN on Saturday's through 7th of October. You seriously broke my heart there :(. Sad day to see her go.

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by BMcD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 8759

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

Thank goodness COS is still on there, I love watching her fly over the house on short final.

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by BMcD
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6640

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident

I'm probably not a frequent a flyer as most of you, but I see a lot of United bashing and I don't understand. I travel probably once a quarter either out of COS or DEN for either business or sports and traveled extensively when I was active duty around the world. I am in a wheelchair and I have a se...

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by BMcD
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 5670

Re: COS New service announcement

Great news for Colorado Springs! The airport is so easy to get in and out of and catches the delays a lot less than Denver (COS routinely gets DEN diversions). Good to see us get some service back and expand. Hopefully United responds and we get more service.

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by BMcD
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 12010

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I can tell you that I board first because I'm in a wheelchair, with a service dog and slow so I am a legit preboard. My son, who has a severe peanut allergy, has traveled with me a few times, and has had a severe reaction when we didn't wipe things down. The issue isn't with the item, it is the prot...

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by BMcD
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra 02 masks - seat rows #
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Extra 02 masks - seat rows #

I always ask the same thing as I travel with a Service Dog. So many times people don't think about that. I'm in a wheelchair and need him, if he is knocked out when we need to get out, its an 85lb weight I have to figure out how to get out with me. Most that we fly on have extras or the Flight Crew ...

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by BMcD
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pretty Global Super Tanker
Replies: 13
Views: 5328

Re: Pretty Global Super Tanker

Black Forest was a much more organized and we got assets up very fast. Those assets are critical, no matter what they are, to getting them up early to get the fire down.

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by BMcD
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pretty Global Super Tanker
Replies: 13
Views: 5328

Re: Pretty Global Super Tanker

I can tell you, being in Colorado Springs where this is stationed, we see the need in many ways. When we had our bad fires, looking up and seeing the DC-10 flying overhead to drop water and retardant pushing the fire back is critical. Doesn't matter the airframe, it matters how it disperses it. Duri...

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by BMcD
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pretty Global Super Tanker
Replies: 13
Views: 5328

Re: Pretty Global Super Tanker

It was dispatched to fight the fires in Israel back in November. No issues reported, it dropped water.

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by BMcD
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery flight circles over Denver
Replies: 20
Views: 6443

Re: Mystery flight circles over Denver

NORAD HQ is in Colorado Springs along with US Space Command, US Northern Command and Air Force Space Command on Peterson Air Force Base, no where close to Boulder.

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by BMcD
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Joint Airport Operations Of Civil & Military Aircr
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

RE: Joint Airport Operations Of Civil & Military Aircr

COS sees all sorts of aircraft too. We have the 302nd which is the MAFFS unit, we have a lot of transient aircraft too. We also get AF1 here quite a bit. C17's, you name it, we get it. Minus AF1 and MAFFS deployments for real world fires, airport OPS are hardly interrupted. We also have the 744 Supe...

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by BMcD
Sun May 22, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orenair 777 At Punta Cana
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

RE: Orenair 777 At Punta Cana

Avherald:

http://avherald.com/h?article=493c6485

Appears that shurik is correct, blown engine.

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by BMcD
Wed May 04, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supertaker Moves Into Its Base (COS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2135

RE: Supertaker Moves Into Its Base (COS)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UA444" class="quote" target="_blank">UA444</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> Great looking plane. Will they acquire more? </...

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by BMcD
Wed May 04, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supertaker Moves Into Its Base (COS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2135

Supertaker Moves Into Its Base (COS)

The Supertanker, a 747-400, has made its way to Colorado Springs, where it will be based. They have gotten an hangar near the old airport (and near Skywest Mx). Can't wait to see it over the skies (hopefully for training only, not for any "use") <a href="http://gazette.com/supertanker-moves-into-its...

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by BMcD
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best, Least-used Runways?
Replies: 106
Views: 16406

RE: Best, Least-used Runways?

Daytona has seen Air Force One fly in there. Colorado Springs has long runways as well, although we do see AF1 on occasion and some IFE for military aircraft. When the weather is bad, we do see some <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRE...

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by BMcD
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier - New Routes Announced
Replies: 30
Views: 6531

RE: Frontier - New Routes Announced

I think <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym> would open up their arms to <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym>. The drive up to the Airport is not the best right now (we have 2 seasons in Colorado, Winter and Construc...

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by BMcD
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier - New Routes Announced
Replies: 30
Views: 6531

RE: Frontier - New Routes Announced

Meant to ask, could this be the beginning of the draw down out of <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> and to <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson ...

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by BMcD
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier - New Routes Announced
Replies: 30
Views: 6531

Frontier - New Routes Announced

Frontier made a number of announcements today, including their return to <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym> with 2 nonstop locations (<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> and ...

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by BMcD
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden
Replies: 98
Views: 35776

RE: West Air CRJ Crashed In Northern Sweden

Would the boxes survive an impact like this? It doesn't look like much is left. Hope they find the cause and are able to fix it (either it be with the airframe or the airline).

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by BMcD
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden
Replies: 98
Views: 35776

West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden

RIP to the Pilots and their families. Always a sad day to lose an aviator. God speed.

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by BMcD
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden
Replies: 98
Views: 35776

West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden

Reports of West Air CRJ-200 from Oslo is missing. Reported reg is SE-DUX. Holding out hopes that all is well and everyone is safe.

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by BMcD
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircrew Bidding System, Explanation Please.
Replies: 37
Views: 11636

RE: Aircrew Bidding System, Explanation Please.

May be best to move over to Tech/Ops? They seem more apt to be able to answer this one.

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by BMcD
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What About Cactus' Unique A319 Liveries?
Replies: 14
Views: 3201

RE: What About Cactus' Unique A319 Liveries?

FlightRadar had a tweet about this a few days ago. AA reported the following were still flying:

The Cardinals, Steelers, and Panthers still remain at this time.

And are expected to be phased out by February.

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by BMcD
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ First Flight Live
Replies: 44
Views: 9747

RE: MRJ First Flight Live

Beautiful take-off, I couldn't believe the amount of people around the fences watching it take off. Good luck to the MRJ and Japan!

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by BMcD
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Suing Republic Over Canceled Flights
Replies: 88
Views: 13195

RE: Delta Suing Republic Over Canceled Flights

That had to be one of the most pointless press releases I've seen in awhile. We checked, we are in compliance! Republic is in a bad spot as are all the regionals. I just hope that they can pull out of it (as in the entire regional industry) and right the ship. I don't wish any illwill to any regiona...

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by BMcD
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express 4453 Delayed Due To Pilot Disagreement
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

RE: UA Express 4453 Delayed Due To Pilot Disagreement

Maybe one was a Jets fan and the other a Colts fan?

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Evacuation Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2711

RE: Evacuation Question

Thank you so much! Its not something I honestly thought of (I was able bodied before) and this is something new to me. Good to know there is a plan and now I know that if needed to put my service dog in my lap and go. I appreciate your help and reply!

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72019

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ArmitageShanks" class="quote" target="_blank">ArmitageShanks</a> (<a href="#140" class="quote">Reply 140</a>):<br/><i>What about the morbidly ob...

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Evacuation Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2711

Evacuation Question

With the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 777 fire today, I got curious about evacuations. I now travel with a service dog and am in a wheelchair. How are things like this handled? Is there a procedure to help those who can't move fast/not mobile? How are service dogs handled? Do they g...

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Issues Ground Stop
Replies: 5
Views: 11387

RE: FAA Issues Ground Stop

Looks to be due to the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 777 fire, mods maybe merge with the other thread? The FAA issued a ground stop for Las Vegas-bound flights from a number of Western airports, including San Francisco, San Jose, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver, Alburquerque and Boise.

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Issues Ground Stop
Replies: 5
Views: 11387

FAA Issues Ground Stop

FAA has issued a ground stop for some airports including Denver, news is trickling out.

KKTV 11 News ‏@kktv11news

BREAKING - The FAA has issued a ground stop for some airports including Denver Int'l - check status if travel plans include DIA tonight

[Edited 2015-09-08 18:14:37]

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72019

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

With the people bringing their roll away suitcases down on the evac, it made me think. I travel with a service dog/wheelchair, how would an evac work for that? Does the dog go down with me and the <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> help me to the nearest door or are there different ...

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72019

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SXDFC" class="quote" target="_blank">SXDFC</a> (<a href="#95" class="quote">Reply 95</a>):<br/><i> Thank god everyone made it out safe! Does any...

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72019

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

FR reports fastest speed they had recorded was 78kts.

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72019

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

https://twitter.com/banjo/status/641392793299079168/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

Another picture, flames are very visible on top and below the wing.

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72019

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/A332DTW" class="quote" target="_blank">A332DTW</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>Is it just smoke and optical illusion, or ...

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72019

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

There are some serious flames from wing level:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Ecr5h_Y-M

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by BMcD
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72019

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

https://instagram.com/p/7Y1vFOIcw8/

Evac in progress.

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by BMcD
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72019

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

Airport worker reported:

"Working at the airport here in Las Vegas, hear a loud thumping behind us. Turn around and see the British Airways 777 engine on fire. Flames over the top of the fuselage."

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