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aa61hvy
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Air China Emergency At LAX?

Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:14 am

Hey guys,

I was at LAX this morning doing some spotting before work and i saw a 744 of Air China sitting on Rwy 25L with the slides deployed and lots of airport vehicles surrounding it. Was there an emergency?

Anyone know what's going on with it?
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flyingdoc
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RE: Air China Emergency At LAX?

Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:23 am

News reports indicate the plane had a tire blow out or a tire problem; the pilot returned to the airport and landed about 3:30 am.
 
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LAXintl
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RE: Air China Emergency At LAX?

Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:00 am

A little mess this morning.

Air China 984 during take off on 25R blew one or more tires leaving behind a debris trail. Its subsequently returned to land on 25L. Following landing aircraft was disabled on the runway, with passenger having to be off loaded and cargo removed before the aircraft could be moved.
Both 25R and 25L were closed for debris clean up. 25R reopened at 5am, and 25L a few hours later once aircraft was moved and some emergency repairs were made to the runway as the aircrafts landing gear did dig into the concrete a bit.

Here is a news story on the incident. Funny how reporter says NO sparks, were seen, while according to the tower and the emergency responders on the ramp they saw a nice light show ala the Air India B747 landing incident last year.
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_180072526.html
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RE: Air China Emergency At LAX?

Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:05 am

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 2):
Funny how reporter says NO sparks, were seen,

Its very important for media types to know if a plane lands with or without sparks. Looks like the media blew this one as well.  Smile
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aa61hvy
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RE: Air China Emergency At LAX?

Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:26 am

What time did the Air China depart, usually, I thought it leaves around 11pm?
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LAXintl
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RE: Air China Emergency At LAX?

Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:28 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 4):
What time did the Air China depart, usually, I thought it leaves around 11pm?

Took off just about 2am.
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HeyWhaTheHay
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RE: Air China Emergency At LAX?

Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:52 am

Im trying to find the flight take off and landing times of this flight. I don't see it on Flight Track Monitor. Any suggestions?

Can anyone provide a link?


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