Fri, Jul 28, 2006
Two runway incidents at two
different airports Thursday... the first involving a FedEx Boeing
727 ran off the runway at Louisville International Airport.
The cargo flight with a crew of three on board was headed to the
FedEx hub in Memphis when the accident occurred. A company
spokesman says the aircraft apparently got off the ground, then
settled back on the runway... eventually running off the end.
The FAA says the aircraft either experienced some sort of engine
failure or the crew shut one of the engines down during the
take-off roll. Nobody was hurt and the aircraft suffered minimal
damage at most.
In the second incident... passengers
aboard a US Airways Boeing 737 got quite a jolt when the plane's
nosegear collapsed Thursday.
Flight 231 had pushed back from the gate at Pittsburgh
International Airport...on its way to West Palm Beach, FL... when
the nose gear simply folded up and the plane thumped down onto the
One of the 73 passengers on board asked for medical
assistance... otherwise, no one was hurt. The rest of the
passengers were put on another plane to Florida.
The FAA and NTSB are investigating both incidents.
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