View Full Version : US Airways 431 blown tires / fire in Miami

31st Aug 2006, 18:33
CNN reports, and shows, US Airways 431 Albany-Charlotte-Miami on the longest (13,000'?) RW in Miami after having blown two tires and, apparently, started a small fire. All pax evacuated with no injuries. US Airways reports 113 pax, 5 crew.

31st Aug 2006, 18:44
The Miami Herald reports that "All passengers and crew members left the plane safely by sliding down shoots...". I know firearms are popular there, but never would have guessed...

31st Aug 2006, 18:46
They left with a bang. Gotta clear the plane in 90 seconds, you know.

31st Aug 2006, 20:11
Eats Shoots and Leaves? :} (http://eatsshootsandleaves.com/esl.html)

Seriously, good job all are OK. One runway apparently still shut down.

More details and pix from Miami TV (http://cbs4.com/topstories/local_story_243141220.html)

31st Aug 2006, 21:55
Watching the CBS4 news feed, they are saying the masks dropped down on landing - I am not going to speculate why....

Pax from the flight saying it was handled well by the crew/airline though, which is always nice to hear - good work guys :D

1st Sep 2006, 01:15
with white foam that surrounded the airplane as seen by CHOPPER 4 which flew over the scene immediately after the incident

I know the runway was no longer "active", but can the US Press Choppers fly unrestricted within camera height over active commercial airports?:confused:

1st Sep 2006, 02:51
I don't know the rules, but I do know camera optics and stability platforms. The chopper might have been a lot further away than it seemed.

1st Sep 2006, 08:01
Pure speculation on my part, but from some of the pax comments it may have been a hard landing.