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Japanese jet makes emergency landing in Honolulu
KTRK.COM ^ | 09 MARCH 2014 | AP

Posted on 03/09/2014 8:40:40 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

HONOLULU, HI -- A Japan Airlines flight bound for San Francisco carrying more than 170 people made an emergency landing at the Honolulu International Airport.

The airport manager's office says that the jetliner landed without incident around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Airlines spokesman Yang Jian says the Boeing 787 had cockpit indicators showing engine trouble and made the emergency landing in Honolulu.

Jian says none of the 160 passengers and 11 crew members was injured.

He says that the cockpit indicators showed that oil pressure was down with an engine.

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1 posted on 03/09/2014 8:40:40 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I wonder why the emergency stop wasn’t made in Anchorage. Trans Pacific flights go considerably north of Hawaii.


2 posted on 03/09/2014 8:44:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This is just not the week for Asian airlines, is it?

CC


3 posted on 03/09/2014 8:44:42 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: skeeter

From Japan, sure. Where did this flight originate? I doubt flights from Australia fly that route.

Typical reportage, AP reports the destination, but not the origin. *sigh*


4 posted on 03/09/2014 8:50:31 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: skeeter

Here’s the actual flight path.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JAL2/history/20140308/1505Z/RJTT/KSFO


5 posted on 03/09/2014 8:50:39 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Now that’s a hard turn right!!


6 posted on 03/09/2014 8:52:54 AM PDT by Fedupwithit (Your opinion: It's all yours....don't expect me to listen to it, or even acknowledge it..)
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To: skeeter

>Trans Pacific flights go considerably north of Hawaii.

Most do just for this reason, in order to stay close to land.
This flight was going straight across.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 8:57:03 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: Moonman62

So, like, can’t they just look up the Malayan flight too?


8 posted on 03/09/2014 8:58:45 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

OK, has Obama made speeches at these Asian airlines lately? Whatever this moron touches turns to excrement.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 9:02:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Interesting, when I flew to Japan out of LAX we took the Polar route. Singapore AL, has that changed?


10 posted on 03/09/2014 9:08:46 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Moonman62

Odd. Even if it hadn’t been diverted that rout is not the shortest distance between Tokyo & SF.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 9:12:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

I was always under the impression that the shortest distance between the two cities took the plane over the Aleutians. Looking at a flat map is deceiving.


12 posted on 03/09/2014 9:14:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

So much for “Get going on a Boeing.”


13 posted on 03/09/2014 9:15:37 AM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: 60Gunner

If it ain’t Boeing, I’m not going.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: skeeter

Typically Eastbound flights follow jet streams that are much farther south. Westbound flights typically go north away from the jet stream.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 9:17:10 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: cornfedcowboy

That makes sense. Outbound to Tokyo I could always see the Aleutians, but returning was always at night so I couldn’t tell where we were.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 9:18:38 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
I wonder why the emergency stop wasn’t made in Anchorage.

Every been to Anchorage in early March? I have.

17 posted on 03/09/2014 9:25:43 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: skeeter

Stretch a string on a globe. That will give the shortest great circle arc to you.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 9:32:01 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
...in order to stay close to land.

No they don't. They use a great circle course, which is the shortest distance between two points on a globe.

19 posted on 03/09/2014 9:41:46 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. Rich Lowry)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

“No they don’t. They use a great circle course, which is the shortest distance between two points on a globe”

If I understand you correctly, seems on the LAX to Japan route, that is what they use. Something about taking advantage of the rotation of the earth or something such.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 10:02:41 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Re-check the passenger’s passports. Are any stolen?


21 posted on 03/09/2014 10:02:59 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I fly out of Anchorage when its snowing, windy or even fog, they have awesome handling capabilities.
Gotta remember its also a cargo hub, they can handle any aircraft on this planet, any time of the year.
And it was a brilliant sunshine day yesterday, just around freezing.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 10:07:20 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: skeeter

Great circle route for Tokyo to SF.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=NRT-SFO


23 posted on 03/09/2014 10:26:03 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

If I’m on a plane that needs to make an emergency landing, I could do a lot worse than landing in Honolulu. Hopefully the passengers were able to make a weekend out of it.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 10:35:51 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: skeeter
I wonder why the emergency stop wasn’t made in Anchorage.

Which do you prefer, snow or beaches?

25 posted on 03/09/2014 10:39:56 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I guess I prefer landing.


26 posted on 03/09/2014 10:58:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Actually twin engine jetliners fly under etops rules (extended twin engine operations) and fly routes that keep them within 120, 180 or 240 minutes of an airport that can support their type. Unrestricted great circle routing is only used by 3 or more engined airliners.


27 posted on 03/09/2014 11:08:31 AM PDT by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Yes, you are more right than I. But Tokyo to San Francisco is still hundreds of miles off the Aleutians (unlike Washington to Tokyo).


28 posted on 03/09/2014 11:16:48 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: Spartan302

If you’re just cargo (passenger) Anchorage in March tends to be dreary. I love the Captain Cook Hotel, though.


29 posted on 03/09/2014 12:17:15 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: skeeter

The other odd thing is Hawaii wasn’t much shorter than going all the way to SFO.


30 posted on 03/09/2014 5:51:17 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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