Flight Attendant's Warning Probably Saved Lives | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

AEA2016 LIVE Aero-TV: 04/27-0830ET, 04/28-1400ET, 04/29-1100ET

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Tue, May 11, 2004

Flight Attendant's Warning Probably Saved Lives

12 People Hurt, But PAX Say It Could Have Been Much Worse

"Brace position, please. This is an emergency."

Those were the last words passenger Luis Ramirez Alicea remembers hearing before American Eagle Flight 5401 blew a tire, ran off the runway at San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport Sunday. The aircraft's wing struck the ground, causing the flight to depart the runway.

"The other people followed the instructions," Alicea was quoted as saying in San Juan's Primera Hora newspaper. "If not, there would have been deaths."

There were strong, gusty winds at the airport when the Super ATR approached the airport, but it's not immediately clear why the flight attendant gave the "brace" warning. No worries. The warning was given and heeded.

Twelve of the 22 people on board the aircraft were hurt in the landing, the pilot and copilot among them. Others were injured, but were released after being treated at the airport, according to a spokesman at the airport.

The pilot of the Super ATR reportedly didn't advise the airport that he expected problems upon landing. There was no indication of an in-flight emergency.

The NTSB and FAA are beginning their investigation into the landing accident.

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.30.16)

"We take great pride in Vietjet selecting the game-changing Geared Turbofan engine to power their aircraft fleet. Customers continuously recognize that this engine represents the p>[...]

Airborne 05.27.16: More MH370 Debris, Airport 4 Sale, Hurricane Hunters

Also: PWC PW307D, Icon Scandal, Memorial Day, IASO, Nat'l Warplane Museum, Gogo Cloud, Orbital ATK, Honor Flight Austin The Australia's Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, D>[...]

National Warplane Museum Establishes Crowdfunding Effort

Campaign Is Titled 'Let's Do A Little More For Les' The National Warplane Museum has kicked off its first ever crowd funding project. While many are aware of crowdfunding and how i>[...]

Delta Flight Intercepted By Greek F-16s

Airliner 'Briefly' Out Of Contact With Air Traffic Controllers On the same day that EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, another airliner was in>[...]

Toledo Police Helicopter May Be Grounded

Department Seeks Grants To Help Keep Aircraft Flying The police department in Toledo, OH may be forced to ground its helicopter unless it is able to identify a grant for the $300,0>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC