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Breaking News: American Airlines plane to make emergency landing in Miami

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Tripp McNeely, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Tripp McNeely

    Tripp McNeely Member

    Watching CNN right now and apparently the nose gear, which is instrumental in steering the plane, is malfunctioning. The plane is due to do a low flyover of the tower so they can do a visual of the gear. Right now, I think it's in a holding pattern over Miami.
  2. Tripp McNeely

    Tripp McNeely Member

    Now they're saying it's just the nose-gear door and the "expert" on the phone is indicating it's not a major emergency, although the the newscasters seem really tense about this. This is probably much ado about nothing.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Front nose gear looks fully down.
  5. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I love how the 'experts' think stuff like that is nothing serious.

    Let's see them say that while they're stuck on that plane.
  6. Tripp McNeely

    Tripp McNeely Member

    Yeah, I got tense just watching the plane make a low fly-by pass. Ugh.
  7. Has anyone else ever wondered how'd they react if they were in a situation like that? I mean, it's not a nosedive , but it's as tense as it gets. Do you think you'd be freaking out; the guy/girl reassuring everyone it'll be ok; cracking jokes?

    I'd like to think I'd keep a cool head, but probably not.
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    heyabbott with smart-ass remark about plane crashes in 3, 2, 1 ....
  9. Tripp McNeely

    Tripp McNeely Member

    I despise flying, but I usually am not a panicker. I'd probably just be very quiet. A calm exterior, but my insides would be melting.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I'd probably be asking for another drink.
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Another is in the singular. I'm going multiple minatures by now.
  12. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I've been on a plane that was 10 minutes into a flight and we started to get smoke in the cabin. It wasn't a heavy, unable-to-breathe kind of smoke, but the smell left no doubt that something was wrong. Much to my surprise, everyone was quite calm — quiet, but calm. We received a priority to hand back at the airport and it turned out to be nothing major.
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