MO11
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AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:31 pm

This seemed to slip through the cracks yesterday:

https://www.kyma.com/news/american-airlines-passengers-stranded-at-yuma-international-airport-for-6-hours/1095802822

Rescue plane sent from PHX in the afternoon. N673AW still at Yuma as of Tuesday AM.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:40 pm

It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:48 pm

Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:49 pm

commpilot wrote:
It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.


Well done.
 
MO11
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:22 pm

Scarebus34 wrote:
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.


Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:27 pm

commpilot wrote:
It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.

Wish there was a like button for this
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:31 pm

commpilot wrote:
It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.


Or flight AA310...
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:32 pm

commpilot wrote:
It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.


Could someone explain it? I don't get it
Thanks
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:35 pm

AZa346 wrote:
commpilot wrote:
It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.


Could someone explain it? I don't get it
Thanks


Pop culture reference to a movie "3:10 to Yuma"

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0381849/
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:36 pm

MO11 wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.


Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.


Yuma International is joint use with MCAS Yuma, which is one of the larger MCASes. They handle a lot of stuff the same size or bigger than an A320.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:40 pm

[/quote]Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.[/quote]
Yuma handled two 737 deversions from WN and they used stairs.
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:54 pm

Microwave in the kitchen?
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:15 pm

Boof02671 wrote:
Microwave in the kitchen?

I saw that also. I think they mean oven.
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:20 pm

Pilots must have thought it was somewhat serious. According to FlightAware they initially diverted back to SAN but quickly changed that to YUM - which I assume was the closest suitable airport for them.

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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:26 pm

Runways: 4
Longest: 13300 × 200 ft (4054 × 61 m), paved

Pretty decent runway length for such a "small town" airport huh?
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:33 pm

PhilMcCrackin wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.


Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.


Yuma International is joint use with MCAS Yuma, which is one of the larger MCASes. They handle a lot of stuff the same size or bigger than an A320.


Yuma is a diversion station for the A320 family and 757.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:33 pm

Yuma sees all kinds of military charters. Air stairs for an A320 is no big deal.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:40 pm

ojjunior wrote:
Runways: 4
Longest: 13300 × 200 ft (4054 × 61 m), paved

Pretty decent runway length for such a "small town" airport huh?


The airfield is shared with MCAS Yuma so you're gonna have long runways for the military ops.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:22 pm

KFTG wrote:
Yuma sees all kinds of military charters. Air stairs for an A320 is no big deal.


America West had scheduled mainline YUM-LAS service with 737-200s at various times (seasonal-winter) in the '80s/'90s. also, Mcdonnell-Douglas used to use YUM for testing extensively back when they were building aircraft at Long Beach. So, yes, there would certainly be airstairs there.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:57 pm

greg3322 wrote:
commpilot wrote:
It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.


Well done.


so well done.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:59 pm

MO11 wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.


Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.


It's handled Air Force One. It can handle an AA diversion.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:27 pm

MO11 wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.


Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.


Yuma isn't really an "off line" airport for AA. SkyWest operates to PHX and DFW for American Eagle. Yes, it's not mainline AA, but it's still an AA station with available resources.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:39 pm

phljjs wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.


Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.


Yuma isn't really an "off line" airport for AA. SkyWest operates to PHX and DFW for American Eagle. Yes, it's not mainline AA, but it's still an AA station with available resources.


NYL/YUM frequently sees 737 military charters.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:20 pm

commpilot wrote:
It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.

directorguy wrote:
Wish there was a like button for this

Seabear wrote:
Or flight AA310...


AA has a daily PHX-YUM flight that leaves at 1510 (OO2988) so we've got you covered daily
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:59 am

So interestingly my collague was on the plane and she mentioned that they were told there was an issue with the flaps. Said the plane was pitching all over the place, so much she texted her kids and said she did not know how it was going to turn out and she loved them. She sent me a couple of pics with the fire crew on board but I have no idea how to attach them (sorry first post). Image
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:12 am

I think Boeing used YUM for some of the HOT test. I think the 777 and 787 both made visits to YUM
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:21 am

[*]
travaz wrote:
I think Boeing used YUM for some of the HOT test. I think the 777 and 787 both made visits to YUM


That’s right. Boeing does hot weather testing at YUM. Guess what kind of testing they do at FAI in the winter.
 
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Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:23 am

phljjs wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.


Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.


Yuma isn't really an "off line" airport for AA. SkyWest operates to PHX and DFW for American Eagle. Yes, it's not mainline AA, but it's still an AA station with available resources.


It doesn’t matter if it’s an on-line or off-line airport. The procedure for smoke on an airplane that is not visually confirmed to be out is to land at the nearest suitable airport in which you can safely land.

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