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UA1545 off the taxiway at IAH [13 APR 2015]

UA1545 off the taxiway at IAH [13 APR 2015]

Old Apr 13, 15, 7:24 am
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UA1545 off the taxiway at IAH [13 APR 2015]



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Old Apr 13, 15, 7:48 am
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Went off the runway during landing from LAS according to local news. More pics here. Appears to have been UA 1545 tail N37471

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Old Apr 13, 15, 7:49 am
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http://www.chron.com/houston/article...rt-6195906.php
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Old Apr 13, 15, 7:55 am
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Begley said the United aircraft touched down without incident, but as it attempted to turn off the runway onto an adjacent taxiway, it turned too wide and some of the plane's wheels left the tarmac and got stuck in the grass along the runway.
A retired FA passenger on the flight was interviewed on a Las Vegas TV report a few minutes ago and reports something different. She says it was a very hard landing and used the term "Captain Kangaroo" to describe the plane bouncing after the landing.
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Old Apr 13, 15, 8:17 am
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A friend was on that flight and posted a short video of them de-planing, which was apparently done through the rear exit.
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Old Apr 13, 15, 8:24 am
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Ugh... Only days after the FAA's expression of concern. While completely random, not good timing at all for UA. Glad no one was hurt apparently.
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Old Apr 13, 15, 8:46 am
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Yet it arrived at the gate only 30 minutes late, very amazing!

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Old Apr 13, 15, 8:54 am
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Yet it arrive at the gate only 30 minutes late, very amazing!
considering that it only happens about 70% of the time under normal circumstances, i agree...

LOL at the "captain kangaroo" retired FA comment...
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Old Apr 13, 15, 5:09 pm
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UA Flight from Las Vegas skids off Houston runway

HOUSTON (AP) -- Nobody has been hurt when a United Airlines jet carrying 173 people slipped off the taxiway after landing in Houston during rainy weather.

A United statement says Flight 1545 originated in Las Vegas and rolled into the grass after landing Monday morning at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Airport spokesman Bill Begley says the plane landed normally but made a wide turn on the taxiway and the jet went into some muddy grass. The landing gear of the Boeing 737 appeared mired in the mud.

United says the jet carried 167 passengers and a six-person crew.
Full article: http://www.8newsnow.com/story/287874...houston-runway
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Old Apr 13, 15, 6:44 pm
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Reminds me of a very similar incident many years ago flying from IAH to Paris. I was in Business First and was surprised to see Gordon Bethune on board. Plane lands smoothly in Paris and then pilot takes a wide turn off the runway.....and gets stuck in the grass and mud. Eventually had to bring out stairs to deplane all of us. I felt for the pilots on that flight.
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Old Apr 13, 15, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by gadfly View Post
I felt for the pilots on that flight.
Why? They are the ones that screwed up.
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Old Apr 13, 15, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by kettle1 View Post
Why? They are the ones that screwed up.
It's embarrassing, that's why.
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Old Apr 13, 15, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by transportbiz View Post
Yet it arrived at the gate only 30 minutes late, very amazing!
If the next flight for this plane took off late, I'm sure they would have called it a weather delay. After all, if it hadn't rained and caused the ground to be soft...
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Old Apr 13, 15, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by gadfly View Post
Reminds me of a very similar incident many years ago flying from IAH to Paris. I was in Business First and was surprised to see Gordon Bethune on board. Plane lands smoothly in Paris and then pilot takes a wide turn off the runway.....and gets stuck in the grass and mud. Eventually had to bring out stairs to deplane all of us. I felt for the pilots on that flight.
I saw Gordon at IAH about two weeks ago. I used to see him at the dry cleaners in River Oaks pretty regularly when he was CEO of CO.

Back on topic, it was pretty overcast and dark this morning in Houston.
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Old Apr 14, 15, 7:35 am
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Sounds like maybe they went into the high-speed taxiway at too high of a speed? From the picture Seth shared they are a good 20+ ft off the edge, that doesn't seem to me to be just a wide turn.
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