pilotfox
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Anyone Know The Story With MEP810

Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:27 am

Can any Midwest folk out there tell me why MEP810 (LAS-MKE) diverted last night to MSN. Just wondering what the story is behind it. I've been told a few things, divert due to bad weather in MKE, divert due to mechanical, and divert due to weather with a mechanical in MSN. From what I understand the aircraft, 822ME is going to be stuck in MSN for a day or two.
According to Flightaware it was in UES, Waukesha too.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MEP810
 
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RE: Anyone Know The Story With MEP810

Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:43 am

Diverted to MSN due to Weather, then a mechanical on the ground in MSN thus canceling the flight.
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RE: Anyone Know The Story With MEP810

Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:45 am

Well I don't know for certain what the cause was but I can confirm that the weather was pretty poor at the time with heavy rain, low cieling and visibility and I could see all of that making a landing kind of treachorous.

Quoting Pilotfox (Thread starter):
According to Flightaware it was in UES, Waukesha too.

That is very odd, I've never seen or heard of a commercial plane diverting/landing in UES in my life. They do have one ILS approach and a fairly long runway so it's possible, but extremely rare. By the way I take lessons out of UES so I'll have to ask my instructor on Weds. if he knows anything.

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pilotfox
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RE: Anyone Know The Story With MEP810

Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:53 am

Were they already having mechanical issues in the air? From my understanding the pilot had reported mushy controls.
 
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RE: Anyone Know The Story With MEP810

Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:56 am

I believe it was an engine issue. I'll double check the records tomorrow. (Engine bleed?)
 
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RE: Anyone Know The Story With MEP810

Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:19 am

ILS system went out. MKE was instrument conditions. Went to Madison, weather too bad to legally get into Milwaukee.

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