Uncategorized

Blown tire causes (another) AK Air jet to abort takeoff

http://kcaw.org/modules/local_news/media/audio/

SITKA, ALASKA

/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-priority:99;
mso-style-qformat:yes;
mso-style-parent:””;
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin:0in;
mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”;
mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;
mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;
mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;
mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;
mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”;
mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

“It’s not common for a tire to blow. We don’t know at this point what it was. The aircraft tire has been replaced, and we’re doing a thorough top-to-bottom inspection of the aircraft. We’ll ferry it down to Seattle later this afternoon.”

 

The aircraft remained on the ramp until about 11 PM, when it was towed back to the terminal.

 

The flight was en route to Juneau and Anchorage. Egan says the Anchorage-bound passengers were fed takeout pizza and re-booked on another flight which left later that night at about 1:30 AM. The Juneau passengers flew out the following morning on a replacement aircraft which left Sitka about three hours later than scheduled.

 

Earlier this month two Alaska Airlines jets struck bald eagles on takeoff in Sitka. One bird was sucked into an engine forcing the pilots to abort takeoff. The second bird was struck several hours later by the replacement jet, which continued undamaged to Seattle.
© Copyright 1970, Raven Radio Foundation Inc.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Rain or shine, SHS track stars bring A game

13062376_10154232993559880_2278333197850424632_n
Tom Hesse, sports reporter with the Daily Sitka Sentinel, sits down with three members of the Sitka High School track team to talk about hurdles and high jump performances after their weekend invitational. Downloadable audio. more

Raven Radio, Sentinel win 17 Alaska Press Club Awards

IMG_7164
Sitka news was recognized several times at the 2016 Alaska Press Club Awards (4-23-16), from topics as varied as crime reporting, youth ambassadors, canoe building, and many a James Poulson photograph. more