Author Topic: Continental Flight turns back to KMCO after developing a hydraulics leak, 29/03  (Read 5808 times)

Offline indigohjones

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A passenger jet with nearly 140 people aboard quickly returned to Orlando International Airport late Wednesday after a possible mechanical problem, airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said.

There were no injuries.

more here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/orl-mcfbriefs29_407mar29,0,7121807.story?coll=sfla-news-florida

and the relevant archive recording is here:

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kmco/KMCO-Mar-29-2007-0130Z.mp3

Interesting conversation between plane and tower starts at about 23:45 in, pilot talks about hydraulic fluid loss and his concern that it has spilt onto his brakes.

FlightAware flight path is here: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/COA793/history/20070329/0120Z/KMCO/KEWR
« Last Edit: April 04, 2007, 08:29:49 PM by indigohjones »



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226 views and no comments? I edited the piece, took out the dead air and non-relevant comms.

Offline mosko5sw

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interesting. Its funny how the news media gets all over these stories of emergency landings that originate from an engine failure or what not, but engine failures aren't all that dangerous and occur at least once a day around country.
Mike Moskovich
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I like his response to the crosswinds----perfect!

 Dan