Skip to comments.Japanese jet makes emergency landing in Honolulu
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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I wonder why the emergency stop wasn’t made in Anchorage. Trans Pacific flights go considerably north of Hawaii.
This is just not the week for Asian airlines, is it?
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*
Here’s the actual flight path.
Now that’s a hard turn right!!
>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.
So, like, can’t they just look up the Malayan flight too?
OK, has Obama made speeches at these Asian airlines lately? Whatever this moron touches turns to excrement.
Interesting, when I flew to Japan out of LAX we took the Polar route. Singapore AL, has that changed?
Odd. Even if it hadn’t been diverted that rout is not the shortest distance between Tokyo & SF.
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.
So much for “Get going on a Boeing.”
If it ain’t Boeing, I’m not going.
Typically Eastbound flights follow jet streams that are much farther south. Westbound flights typically go north away from the jet stream.
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.
Every been to Anchorage in early March? I have.
Stretch a string on a globe. That will give the shortest great circle arc to you.
No they don't. They use a great circle course, which is the shortest distance between two points on a globe.
“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.
Re-check the passenger’s passports. Are any stolen?
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.
Great circle route for Tokyo to SF.
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.
Which do you prefer, snow or beaches?
I guess I prefer landing.
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.
Yes, you are more right than I. But Tokyo to San Francisco is still hundreds of miles off the Aleutians (unlike Washington to Tokyo).
If you’re just cargo (passenger) Anchorage in March tends to be dreary. I love the Captain Cook Hotel, though.
The other odd thing is Hawaii wasn’t much shorter than going all the way to SFO.