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United Airlines runs off runway after fire?

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Troubled United Airlines jet aborts flight; slides off runway in New Orleans Monday



By The Associated Press
Published: April 04, 2011
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A United Airlines flight from New Orleans to San Francisco returned to the New Orleans airport within minutes of taking off Monday after rocking back and forth.
Copilot Ronald Lee Young told an Associated Press reporter aboard Flight 497 that he landed on backup systems, with minimal steering and braking ability, after the plane lost all electronics.
He said the plane, heavy with fuel, ran off the runway and blew a tire.
As soon as the flight was on the ground, flight attendants shouted "Leave everything. Get out!" Passengers slid down the front and back slides.
A few passengers walked to an ambulance after a call for anyone with injuries.
The injuries appeared to be minor, such as abrasions from the slide.

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Flight ends in minutes, returns to La. airport

By MARY FOSTER Associated Press
Posted: 04/04/2011 06:01:51 AM PDT»
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A United Airlines plane sits on a runway after making an emergency... ((AP Photo/Mary Foster))



NEW ORLEANS—A United flight from New Orleans to San Francisco returned to the New Orleans airport within minutes after takeoff Monday, with light white smoke coming from an engine. The plane was rocking back and forth in windy weather, and never gained much altitude.
As soon as Flight 497 was back on the ground, flight attendants began shouting "Leave everything. Get out! Get out!" An Associated Press reporter aboard the flight said passengers slid down the front and back slides.
There was no announcement, and no interior lights or seat belt announcements were turned on.




Mixed messages, as usual, in early reporting. Wonder what happened?

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I am sure that SWA will be blamed, at least here on FI!
 
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Copilot Ronald Lee Young told an Associated Press reporter . . .

When will pilots ever learn--never talk to anyone about an incident unless it's your union or your own lawyer. No good thing can come of it.

As much as we bad mouth unions, they've kept a lot of pilots' certificates over the years.
 
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C'mon guys! Haven't you figured out a way to blame SW for this incident yet? You guys are really slipping!
 

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United was asked to maintain 250 to 1 mile out because SWA was behind them. Despite Uniteds emergency they reluctantly agreed since declining would have meant being re-sequenced for the approach. Since SWA throws a monthly party for the approach and tower controllers they know who butters their bread.

Jokes aside I hope everyone got our safely.
 

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United was asked to maintain 250 to 1 mile out because SWA was behind them. Despite Uniteds emergency they reluctantly agreed since declining would have meant being re-sequenced for the approach. Since SWA throws a monthly party for the approach and tower controllers they know who butters their bread.

Jokes aside I hope everyone got our safely.

There you go! ;)

Hope everyone's OK... Sounds like the crew did a great job.....
 
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The last ECAM page on the Airbus after such an emergency reads

YOU MAY HAVE WON THIS ROUND...

"Clear taunting?" - "CLEAR"

Good job!
 
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Right after you hear "RETARD, RETARD, RETARD".
 

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Mine usually says "New High Score"!

Ain't that right, GB? ;)
 

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Sounds like the reporter may have misrepresented themselves. We know not to talk to the press but this reporter was on the flight. Wonder if he was simply asking what happened or if he had an angle to get the pilot to spill his guts to an "unknown" reporter?
 

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Listened to the tape... sounds like a good job by the crew.

Cliff notes version:

United 447 departs 19, shortly after departure reports requests vectors back and longest runway for a "smoke issue", declares emergency, requests that they "roll the equipment". 106 souls on board 32,400 lbs fuel.

The long runway, 10, was down for maintenance but they hustle to try and clear the vehicles and cones and they provide vectors for the ILS 10.

Shortly after cleared for the approach flight 447 reports a complete loss of flight instruments, requests PAR vectors. They are northwest of the airport and the controller provides turns and bearings to the airport. Flight 447 is able to pick up the water and descents to 600'. Controller advises them 19 is available and the crew agrees 19. At this point it seems runway 10 was still not available, and in any case 19 was more direct.

Obviously they land 19 and run off the end. Like I said good job.

Oh, yeah, and SWA was heard in the background requesting RNAV approaches and basically getting in the way of things :)
 

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Just listened to the ATC Tape, Kudos to the crew, sounds like they did have their hands full.
 

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C'mon guys! Haven't you figured out a way to blame SW for this incident yet? You guys are really slipping!

Nah, SWA can't be blamed for this one, they already paid the press off with a huge pizza party, with leftover pizza from the previous "ATC bribe" party. You SWA pilots finally see that your ridiculously hard landings to make sure you make the reverse or first turn off has finally shown itself in an Aloha style accident. But what are you guys saying? It's Boeing's fault....... Riiight.



OYS
 

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Good Job UAL dudes...have a beer on me (after you talk to the Family, NTSB, UAL, ALPA and required drug test)

as Lear70 would post: :beer:
 

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Well done - if you are familiar with that runway and the characteristics of an overweight Airbus with no electrics, you know that could have been really ugly. You just can't beat a well trained, mainline crew...
 

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Well done - if you are familiar with that runway and the characteristics of an overweight Airbus with no electrics, you know that could have been really ugly. You just can't beat a well trained, mainline crew...

first of all...great job gentleman....

A) mainline??? what does this have to do with it??

B) NO electrics?? nothing works....had something powered somewhere for sure unless they landed it in mechanical backup...even then....

either way...great job...
 
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