US Airways turboprop makes belly landing at Newark [EWR]

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by Mike, May 18, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Unable to lower landing gear ...

    UK Daily Mail: Terrified passengers escape alive as US Airways flight makes belly landing at Newark airport after landing gear failed

    A US Airways flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a dramatic belly landing at Newark International Airport last night. Terrified passengers managed to escape the plane unharmed after the plane's pilot - named by witnesses as Edward Powers - performed a heroic emergency landing. Video footage of the turboprop twin-engine plane coming down on the runway showed a dramatic shower of sparks flying from its underbelly as it scraped across the tarmac - however, miraculously no fire was started ...
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Yeah, but it really trashes the schedules when you can't take off again. :(
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Aah, jack it up, pop the gear, and get ready to go again.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I wonder if they had TSA "inspectors" climbing around in the landing gear.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    They should have one fly in each each wheel well of every commercial flight, while supplies last, and watch for problems. With about 30,000 commercial flights daily in the U.S., they will run out of smurves in under a day.

    Remind them to turn off their radios under 10,000'.
     
  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I'd agree, if there's no need to achieve cabing pressure....
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The regional turboprops usually stay under 20,000'. You'll be breathing, more or less ....
     
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    But I guarantee that over Angels 12 you'll be very unhappy without a nose hose...
     
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Did ok on Pikes Peak, 14,114 feet and no O2.
     
  11. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    A little hypoxic insult never hurt anyone.:eek:

    Better flow humidified O through that ... As dehydrated sinus suck.
     
  12. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    This time of year I WANT dehumidified O...every freaking plant in the neighborhood is having sex in my nose and Zyrtec is only marginally effective.
     
  13. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Thanks I needed the laugh, and that description did it.

    You have my sympathies allergies can suck... only thing worse is a "random" a day after taking a high dose of real sudafed... made for material for the failblog, and how to make mgmt look like a idiot with only a look!
     

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