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American Airlines Flight circling LAX with Blown Tire
Fox News Channel ^ | 9/2/2008

Posted on 09/02/2008 12:45:16 PM PDT by sportutegrl

Fox says there is an AA plane circling LAX with a blown tire, burning fuel before it attempts an emergency landing.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aa; airline; airlines; crash; flight; lax
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1 posted on 09/02/2008 12:45:17 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

BTTT


2 posted on 09/02/2008 12:46:54 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Courage is not the lack of fear it is acting in spite of it<><)
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To: sportutegrl

Fox is showing an AA plane landing right now.


3 posted on 09/02/2008 12:47:03 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

Prayers


4 posted on 09/02/2008 12:47:50 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: sportutegrl

well?


5 posted on 09/02/2008 12:47:59 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Courage is not the lack of fear it is acting in spite of it<><)
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To: sportutegrl

AA planes land in 12 steps.


6 posted on 09/02/2008 12:48:38 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: Rightly Biased

That wasn’t it.. Announcers getting excited everytime a plane is about to land.


7 posted on 09/02/2008 12:48:46 PM PDT by Onerom99
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To: sportutegrl

Get everyone there so when the plane doesn’t crash in a huge fireball and instead simply lands fine (albeit rough) the news guys can all look dejected on national TV!


8 posted on 09/02/2008 12:48:59 PM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: anyone

Bristol Palin’s fault


9 posted on 09/02/2008 12:49:53 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: sportutegrl
American Airlines Flight circling LAX with Blown Tire

Did they borrow some Goodyear tires from NASCAR? And another yellow flag lap in the American Airlines 500.

10 posted on 09/02/2008 12:50:23 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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To: JennysCool

That’s too funny....


11 posted on 09/02/2008 12:51:02 PM PDT by misterrob (Obama-Does America Need Another Jimmy Carter?)
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To: sportutegrl

Not sure a blown tire constitutes a DECLARED emergency landing. If your gear won’t deploy, then sure, THAT’s an emergency.

Not sure about AA procedures by any means.


12 posted on 09/02/2008 12:51:12 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: KarlInOhio

They’d only show commercials anyway during the news, especially as the plane actually trouched down.

Cue the duck.


13 posted on 09/02/2008 12:51:50 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice
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To: sportutegrl

Nice landing!


14 posted on 09/02/2008 12:52:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Landed ok - some rubber did come off the blown tire during landing.


15 posted on 09/02/2008 12:52:57 PM PDT by stlnative (Change and Experience - McCain/Palin 08)
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To: stlnative

Beautiful landing.


16 posted on 09/02/2008 12:54:26 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: sportutegrl

Oh my it landed safely....will wonders never cease..yawn


17 posted on 09/02/2008 12:54:33 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn’t even pull to the side.


18 posted on 09/02/2008 12:54:47 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: stlnative

I got even money on “outsourced” maint., any takers?


19 posted on 09/02/2008 12:54:56 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: sportutegrl

Didn’t they just have a plane have an emergency landing with a blown tire only within the past month or so?

and wasn’t it also an American Airlines plane?


20 posted on 09/02/2008 12:55:21 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: NormsRevenge

I like happy endings.


21 posted on 09/02/2008 12:55:39 PM PDT by Canedawg (Sarah Palin Rocks! McCain-Palin '08)
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To: sportutegrl

Nope.

Obama is his co-pilot, I reckun. ;-)


22 posted on 09/02/2008 12:55:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: KarlInOhio
They must not build planes as good as they used to.

B-17's coming back all shot up routinely made safe wheels-up belly landings.


23 posted on 09/02/2008 12:56:24 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: Canedawg

Me too!

Clean seat covers for everybody !!! :-)


24 posted on 09/02/2008 12:57:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

These are the days that the passengers are glad their pilots are well-trained! I’m always sickened when I hear pilots are just glorified bus drivers.


25 posted on 09/02/2008 12:57:28 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: sportutegrl

This is why pilots deserve every penny they get.


26 posted on 09/02/2008 12:57:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (Thank God Football is Back! Go Gators!)
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To: sportutegrl

27 posted on 09/02/2008 12:58:06 PM PDT by cmsgop ( " excuse me stewardess I speak jive")
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To: dfwgator

Amen to that!


28 posted on 09/02/2008 12:58:21 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: Blueflag

It had just left LAX on its way to Canada. There must have been an ‘emergency’ for it to return to LAX and land.


29 posted on 09/02/2008 12:58:41 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: keepitreal

quote: These are the days that the passengers are glad their pilots are well-trained! I’m always sickened when I hear pilots are just glorified bus drivers.

The’re glorified bus drivers...now go throw up...LOL..not here though please :)


30 posted on 09/02/2008 1:00:04 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Beowulf9

Maybe Firestone tires?


31 posted on 09/02/2008 1:01:59 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Being stuck in the ball turret during a landing like that would put a serious crimp in your day.


32 posted on 09/02/2008 1:02:08 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: sportutegrl

Interesting flightplan.

Heard one last night on my scanner. Delta 1064 had a 27 year old women who had heart problems and the flight(SLC-BOS)was diverted to DTW. He was hauling it to get to DTW.

33 posted on 09/02/2008 1:02:37 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Gov. Granholm=Garbage)
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To: stlnative

>>Landed ok - some rubber did come off the blown tire during landing.<<

That’s nothin’. A whole wheel came of a tractor trailer right in front of me one time. :)


34 posted on 09/02/2008 1:02:51 PM PDT by RobRoy (This is comical)
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To: keepitreal

Agreed, a big hat tip for keeping their cool. They don’t get in them seats by being cute alone. ;-)


35 posted on 09/02/2008 1:03:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: stlnative

>>Landed ok - some rubber did come off the blown tire during landing.<<

That’s nothin’. A whole wheel came of a tractor trailer right in front of me one time. :)


36 posted on 09/02/2008 1:03:28 PM PDT by RobRoy (This is comical)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m always happy to get on a flight where I see a middle-aged or man with a military hair cut (that he still wears out of habit)! AA has a lot of former military and those guys really know how to keep their cool.


37 posted on 09/02/2008 1:07:00 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: norraad

USING RETREADS...COST CUTTING MEASURE....


38 posted on 09/02/2008 1:07:57 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: NCC-1701

Well, my dad flew one during the war and he tells me the Sperry ball retracted up into the belly of the plane.

Assuming your hydraulic system still worked.


39 posted on 09/02/2008 1:08:35 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: sportutegrl

When asked to explain how this could happen AA maintenance technician Floyd R Turbo said:

“well we was just following barack obama’s advice about properly inflating your tires in order to get better fuel milage, with fuel costs being what they are I figured that I’d help my airline get better fuel economy and if 44 psi is good 88 psi must be twice as good”


40 posted on 09/02/2008 1:09:45 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: sportutegrl

Prayers going out for all those on that airplane.


41 posted on 09/02/2008 1:10:51 PM PDT by Spunky ((You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences))
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To: cmsgop

Good one. Reminds me of some of my missions on Microsoft Flight sim.


42 posted on 09/02/2008 1:16:00 PM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: sportutegrl

"I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you."

43 posted on 09/02/2008 1:16:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (Thank God Football is Back! Go Gators!)
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To: sportutegrl

I can here Geraldo screaming from here.


44 posted on 09/02/2008 1:17:50 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

here=hear


45 posted on 09/02/2008 1:18:07 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: NCC-1701

Not if you could draw a magic cartoon tire that would come down and let the plane land safely.


46 posted on 09/02/2008 1:22:25 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: guido911
Bristol Palin’s fault

LOL!
47 posted on 09/02/2008 1:30:05 PM PDT by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: sportutegrl

I know of which you speak.


48 posted on 09/02/2008 1:52:23 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: RobRoy

“That’s nothin’. A whole wheel came of a tractor trailer right in front of me one time. :)”

LOL!

I find the MSM overreacting to all plane incidents. Geez, 43,000+ die on our highways every year, yet they make people fearful to fly.

I remember a captain, making the announcement after landing, saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, now the most dangerous part of your trip is about to take place, so please drive carefully.”


49 posted on 09/02/2008 1:56:16 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: sportutegrl

Just damn. I was on an AA flight into LAX last week.

Glad to hear that the plane landed safely. If that would have happened last week, my wife would have had a heart attack.


50 posted on 09/02/2008 1:58:43 PM PDT by mattdono (Only Lot will be left.)
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