Planes make emergency landings at Calgary airport : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread Wednesday, February 9, 2000

Planes make emergency landings at Calgary airport

By CAMERON MAXWELL, CALGARY SUN Two planes were forced to make emergency landings at Calgary International Airport yesterday.

One was a Falcon-100 jet that lost one of its two engines, while the other was a Northwest Airlines DC-9 that had mechanical problems.

The Falcon, a plane similar to a Learjet, with five passengers on board, was en route from Winnipeg to Vancouver.

It landed safely in Calgary with one engine at about 1:30 p.m., said Wayne Reimer, the airport duty manager.

In the morning, a Northwest Airlines jet bound for Minneapolis with 72 passengers on board, turned around about 30 minutes after takeoff because of a mechanical malfunction.

Fire crews were on standby when the plane landed safely at 9:10 a.m. No passengers were injured on either flight.

-- Homer Beanfang (, February 09, 2000


I think the pilots are getting spooked now too.

Are they over-testing their horizontal stabilizers and damaging them in the process?

Better safe than sorry.

-- nothere nothere (, February 09, 2000.

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