Delta emergency landing


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2 Hurt In Emergency Landing In Colorado Springs
Flight Landed Safely
Deb Stanley, 7NEWS Producer

POSTED: 11:56 am MST December 30, 2010
UPDATED: 1:15 pm MST December 30, 2010
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – An engine light forced Delta flight 1921 from Detroit to Phoenix to land in Colorado Springs on Thursday.

As the plane was landing, the captain received a second indicator light showing the rear wheel was overheating, a Delta Airlines official said.

When the aircraft landed at 10:26 a.m., the slides were deployed and passengers were evacuated for precautionary reasons, according to John McGinley, assistant director for operations and maintenance with the Colorado Springs Airport.

The airport was given 21 minutes notice before the plane landed. Rescue personnel from Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs Fire Department and AMR responded to the incident.

Officials said two passengers suffered minor injuries during the emergency evacuation and were taken to the hospital. The other passengers were shuttled to the terminal to be rebooked on other flights.

Rescue crews investigating the engine problem determined the aircraft had hot brakes.


#2

Depending on what the engine light was the crew may have shut down the engine which means at the high altitude of COS they would have landed with minimal flaps which means a higher than normal approach speed and more use of the brakes.


#3

Good thing COS has one 11,022’ runway and another at 13,501’…
There’s a youtube video somewhere of a Delta B738 using about 10,000’ on a takeoff roll from COS to ATL. This is what high altitude can do for you.


#4

John you forgot higher TAS do to ALT. Meaning a higher then normal approach speed and an even higher ground speed at touchdown.


#5

I didn’t forget, just didn’t want to get too wordy.


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