DENVER (AP) � An American Airlines MD-80 undershot a runway at Denver International Airport by 1,000 feet Sunday, wiping out runway lights and damaging the plane's left landing gear and engine.
None of the 103 passengers and five crew members aboard Flight 1115 from Dallas-Fort Worth was injured, American Airlines spokesman Tim Kincaid said.
The plane landed safely and taxied normally to the gate but is out of service while crews repair the damage, he said.
"It's a very unusual event," Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Donn Walker said.
The plane landed about 10:38 a.m. on a paved surface short of Runway 35L.
DIA spokeswoman Sally Covington said the runway was closed while an investigation continued. Airport operations were normal and no delays were expected.
The FAA was investigating, Kincaid said.
>>>"Oops. DC-9 not CatIII approved which means the crew and aircraft prohibited from even attempting an approach with reported ceilings less than 200 feet AGL."
Guess he's never heard of RVR either...
What is so ironic was the fact that noone refers to the Little Rock incident (senior pilot calling the shots) The New York incident of overflying the aircraft and the Puerto Rico incident of landing the aircraft at the wrong field while on final approach to the right field. All these guys were Amr certified including this last episode. Can you recall the finding for the Little Rock incident and the end results? What I am getting at is that all the present pilots are trained by Amr in order to fly their hardware so being that TWA does not exist there should be no mention of it.
"Oops. DC-9 not CatIII approved which means the crew and aircraft prohibited from even attempting an approach with reported ceilings less than 200 feet AGL."
The S80 IS "CAT III" approved. Check your data before posting.
An MD-80 is a DC-9 series 80. I know there are significant differences between the airplanes desginated as DC-9 vs. MD-80, but technically calling an MD-80 a DC-9 is correct.
As for the Cat III comment, I thought all MD-80s were capable of this certification. I don't know how AA is with theirs, but I have heard of Cat III MD-80s before.
Oops. DC-9 not CatIII approved which means the crew and aircraft prohibited from even attempting an approach with reported ceilings less than 200 feet AGL.
Turn out the lights the party's over....
You overpaid douchebags