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unitedrhapsody
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AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:14 am

CNN has video from WFAA showing an AA MD-80 sitting on the tarmac with the tailcone starway down and passengers being carted off by bus.

Early reports suggest the plane may have been evacuated because of smoke in the cabin.

(13:13 CDT)
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:52 am

Just saw on the news that they believe it to be "electrically" related.
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:54 am

Hey, just out of curiosity, when an aircraft is evacuated like this (including, in this case, blowing the tailcone), exclusive of the time to actually find and fix the fault (i.e. bad circuit breaker, bad module, new engine, whatever) how long does it take to make it ready for revenue service again (reattaching the tailcone, repacking any slides, repacking O2 masks if delpoyed, etc., etc.)

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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:09 am

Where the flight is going to? My friend is flying ELP-DFW-SLC today. Please let me know.

Thanks,

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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:15 am

Similar event happened to US 3223, PHL-ABE, on 7/21. Burning smell, from a hydraulic leak.
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:05 am

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 2):
Hey, just out of curiosity, when an aircraft is evacuated like this (including, in this case, blowing the tailcone), exclusive of the time to actually find and fix the fault (i.e. bad circuit breaker, bad module, new engine, whatever) how long does it take to make it ready for revenue service again (reattaching the tailcone, repacking any slides, repacking O2 masks if delpoyed, etc., etc.)

Lincoln

They did not drop the tailcone... they just lowered the stairs... Dropping the tailcone would not be necessary unless conditions were life threatening (such as visible fire in the cabin.)
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:07 am

Great, first the AF A343 and now this???

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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:23 am

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 6):
Great, first the AF A343 and now this???

What exacly are you freaking out about?
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:13 am

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 4):
Similar event happened to US 3223, PHL-ABE, on 7/21. Burning smell, from a hydraulic leak.

As an addendum to my previous post. This flight had no forced evac down the emergency exits... they merely left the door at the gate as they would on a normal deplaning.
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:04 am

Ex-TW N9761TW is the aircraft involved.
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:12 am

Quoting Milemaster (Reply 9):
Ex-TW N9761TW is the aircraft involved.

A while back I was to fly TWA from STL-BOS and while awaiting pushback there was a strong smell of smoke/fuel (or something bad) in the cabin and it got kinda hazy. Turns out the APU was broken and we were going to take off anyways, but the MD80 was to contiune on to SJU from BOS so it needed the APU in operation (accoring to the pilot). We had to switch planes, but in the end everything was fine.
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:20 am

Might it have been flight 1516 to PIT at 12:35pm?

That flight left the gate at 12:51pm, then came back at 1:42pm and cancelled.
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:21 pm

Quoting TUNisia (Reply 10):

American Does not fly MD80 from BOS or STL to SJU the Capt flat out lied...
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:22 pm

Quoting TUNisia (Reply 10):
A while back I was to fly TWA from STL-BOS and while awaiting pushback there was a strong smell of smoke/fuel (or something bad) in the cabin and it got kinda hazy. Turns out the APU was broken and we were going to take off anyways, but the MD80 was to contiune on to SJU from BOS so it needed the APU in operation (accoring to the pilot). We had to switch planes, but in the end everything was fine

American Does not fly MD80 from BOS or STL to SJU the Capt flat out lied...
 
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RE: AA MD-80 Evacuated @ DFW

Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:41 pm

Quoting AADFWCrewChief (Reply 13):
American Does not fly MD80 from BOS or STL to SJU the Capt flat out lied...

Read it again. TUNisia stated that back in the TWA days, he was ticketed on TWA to fly from STL to BOS, and his plane was to go on to SJU. I doubt the captain was lying. TWA was mostly MD-80s in the end anyway.

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