|05-08-2002, 04:32 AM
Join Date: Sep 2001
Blown tire forces American Airlines jet to return to Nashvil
Blown tire forces American Airlines jet to return to Nashville
Sounds a lot like the AF Concorde incident on July 25, 2000.
I have to wonder why they flew around for three hours to make an emergency landing at their origin when their destination is only 1600mi away.
At least, why not dump fuel instead of burn it? There's plenty of space that's not far from BNA.
I'm pretty surprised that AA serves BNA-LAX non stop. How weird. Maybe they're trying hard to drive WN under or something.
|05-08-2002, 08:01 PM
ITYT Cabin Crew
Join Date: Apr 2002
The MD-80s in particular don't have the option to dump fuel, hence the three-hour weight burn off. I'm not sure of the extent of the damage to the engine, but even staying at BNA, the extra burn off was probably deemed necessary so that they would not overstress the remaining landing gear.
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