Frontier almost pulls a "Sully"

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Frontier trying to get in on the fame. What's that river that flows through Kansas City? It'd be "Miracle on the __________."

Frontier A319 at Kansas City on Nov 14th 2009, birds ingested in both engines
A Frontier Airlines Airbus A319-100, flight F9-820 from Kansas City,MO to Denver,CO (USA) with 129 people on board, departed Kansas City's runway 01R climbing through about 4000 feet, when the airplane flew through a flock of birds ingesting birds into both engines. The airplane stopped climb at 5000 feet, the crew needed to shut the right hand engine down and returned to Kansas City's runway 01L for a safe landing 9 minutes later.

Both engines received damages.

The flight had to be cancelled.
 
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Not really all that uncommon, just uncommon in the media when the plane lands uneventfully. Delta had two dual engine bird strikes the last few years... 1 in Rome on a 767-400 (pilots on that one got the ALPA superior airmanship award 2 years ago) and 1 in Nice on a 767-300. I've been shown pictures of a American 737 that trashed both engines with birds....
 

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Those F9 boys are BETTER than Sully - they kept power on the aircraft.

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Miracle on Red?
Ohio?
Colombia?
Tigris?
Thames?
Amazon?
It's tough to remember the names of those Missouri Rivers.
 

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Those F9 boys are BETTER than Sully - they kept power on the aircraft.

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Chuck Norris was on the jumpseat, running the checklist..... When one of the engines tried to balk, he just gave it the ol' "stinkeye" out the window, and it fired up like a champ!
 

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Those F9 boys are BETTER than Sully - they kept power on the aircraft.

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What planet are you from? Sully is a national hero and has done more for this profession than any Southwest pilot ever has. The actions he took after both engines went dead were textbook and because of this 156 people are still alive.
 

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Not really all that uncommon, just uncommon in the media when the plane lands uneventfully. Delta had two dual engine bird strikes the last few years... 1 in Rome on a 767-400 (pilots on that one got the ALPA superior airmanship award 2 years ago) and 1 in Nice on a 767-300. I've been shown pictures of a American 737 that trashed both engines with birds....

Yes, and most people do not even know about those. Both of those had enough gas on board for a very long flight. It added to it. Great job by the crews allowed the media to ignore it.

We get exposed for our failures, but never for our successes. Kind of like the CIA.
 

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What planet are you from? Sully is a national hero and has done more for this profession than any Southwest pilot ever has. The actions he took after both engines went dead were textbook and because of this 156 people are still alive.
Not entirely true. There was a Southwest dude about 5 years that had a dual flap spindle failure at 400' in a -200. It was at night. In my book that one upped Sulley, not to take away from what he did, though.
 

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What planet are you from? Sully is a national hero and has done more for this profession than any Southwest pilot ever has. The actions he took after both engines went dead were textbook and because of this 156 people are still alive.
Me thinks you need less coffee and more donuts as this was meant as a joke...
 

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What planet are you from? Sully is a national hero and has done more for this profession than any Southwest pilot ever has. The actions he took after both engines went dead were textbook and because of this 156 people are still alive.
Good heavens! You really believe that don't you? Let me spell it out for you. THE PLANETS WERE ALIGNED THAT DAY! Plain and simple. Most, if not all, crews with a little experience on the 'bus would have performed similarly. Why? No IMC. No night. No winds. No crowded river.

BTW Have we heard yet if the "Sully" advanced the thrust levers to TOGA to see if there was anything left in the #1 engine? I remember reports coming out that the #1 was at 35% N1. That's approx inflight idle...

Great job Frontier pilots! You actually got the a/c back in one piece. Something the "Sully" didn't do...
 

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Good heavens! You really believe that don't you? Let me spell it out for you. THE PLANETS WERE ALIGNED THAT DAY! Plain and simple. Most, if not all, crews with a little experience on the 'bus would have performed similarly. Why? No IMC. No night. No winds. No crowded river.

BTW Have we heard yet if the "Sully" advanced the thrust levers to TOGA to see if there was anything left in the #1 engine? I remember reports coming out that the #1 was at 35% N1. That's approx inflight idle...

Great job Frontier pilots! You actually got the a/c back in one piece. Something the "Sully" didn't do...


Who gives a sh*t about the a/c? Everyone lived in the Hudson deal last time I checked. I'm sure Airbus can build 'em another one to replace it.

Sully & crew still did a great job, regardless of what the Monday AM q'backs say. I love all the "I would have done this/They should have done that".......GMAFB.
 
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What planet are you from? Sully is a national hero and has done more for this profession than any Southwest pilot ever has. The actions he took after both engines went dead were textbook and because of this 156 people are still alive.
CODE BLUE!!!!!!!

-"Someone please come to room 156 STAT!!!! This patient is coding, and needs the stick removed from his ass RIGHT NOW!!"
 

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What planet are you from? Sully is a national hero and has done more for this profession than any Southwest pilot ever has. The actions he took after both engines went dead were textbook and because of this 156 people are still alive.
I think the story has been told all around planet Earth. Would you like some pom poms?
 

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Not entirely true. There was a Southwest dude about 5 years that had a dual flap spindle failure at 400' in a -200. It was at night. In my book that one upped Sulley, not to take away from what he did, though.
Don't forget they were also in IMC shooting the LOC BC into Harlingen. After they got it back on the ground, dispatch had a swap for them and they took another bird back to HOU. I personally would have been cleaning out my underwear at the hotel. I have flown with this guy many times. A real class act in addition to being an absolute blast to spend a 4 day with. One of those ones who has the whole crew laughing all day.
 

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Did they hit the "Ditching" switch?? :blush: Both crews did a great job. :cool:
 

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Chuck Norris wasn't running checklists.... He had the checklists running themselves.

the previous post said the rest. #1 engine thought about quitting but after the ol' Norris stinkeye thought better of it.
 

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What planet are you from? Sully is a national hero and has done more for this profession than any Southwest pilot ever has. The actions he took after both engines went dead were textbook and because of this 156 people are still alive.
R U Serious Kernal?
 

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Funny the Boeing test pilots crashed the sim 31 consecutive times trying to recreate the double spindle failure profile in HRL. They still claim you can't fly out of a spindle failure and have nothing but priase for our guys who did it.

Just think if the news would have got ahold of that one everyone would have been talking about how SWA flies our 737's single pilot with only an F/O much like they made it sound that Sully did it all himself.
 
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