United Airbus Skids Off Runway After Emergency Landing


United 497 declared an emergency immediately after takeoff from New Orleans yesterday due to smoke in the cockpit, and subsequently lost all instruments. Plane had to be vectored in for landing and ended up skidding off the runway.



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sorry, don’t know how to make a short link :blush:


After 700+ posts and you still have no clue? :unamused:

where is David when we need him?




Lol, ok got the tinyurl.

But how do you make a word point to the link like NeedleNose did?


When you reply you have a list of selections on message body. one is called URL. Click on it and it will give you the beginning URL plus it shows just above the text entry box an example. You past the url inside the


I had to quote is as it would try to decode it hehe.

For the short text it would look like this

Your short URL Text

So in your example above you would do this

[(http://www.liveatc.net/forums/atcaviation-audio-clips/ual-497-msy-sfo-emergency-landing-at-msy/?action=dlattach;attach=5686)] LIVE ATC ]((http://www.liveatc.net/forums/atcaviation-audio-clips/ual-497-msy-sfo-emergency-landing-at-msy/?action=dlattach;attach=5686)] LIVE ATC )

Don’t add a space after url=http. I had to do that to show it, else it just showed the short text only.

and it looks like this


Hope that helps.



Looks like this:

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Just click ‘Quote’ on the top right of any post, and you’ll see how they’ve posted their links or photos.


Click Here excellent update from Aviation Herald.


8th paragraph:

Cabin crew did not smell smoke or fumes nor did they observe haze, but noticed the cabin lights were turned off and the intercom ceased functioning.

2nd Paragraph:

A number of passengers needed medical attention due to smoke inhalation.

WTF??? :confused:


Thanks for all the posting tips, I appreciate it. :smiley:

On the plane, it is still at MSY. The other day it had all the doors open and looks like they were checking stuff inside. Today, there is a tug and other equipment at the front and looks like they might be checking out the nose gear.


Makes perfect sense. Passengers made up a reason for a lawsuit.


Yeah, right. Because medical professionals will treat people who are faking it.


Yes, they often do. I got rear ended at about ~10mph or so while just coming off a stop. While it didn’t hurt at all, my car did go into a ditch slightly. An ambulance came by to treat my neck, though I told them to not worry about it, I was fine.

If there was no smoke, and a few passengers needed to be treated, its more than likely because the passengers said they needed the treatment to have a case for a lawsuit.


Actually, they do because if they don’t, then the EMTs get sued as well because they DON’T check the people.

In OK, it is actually required that if a person declines medical treatment they MUST sign a waiver stating that they refused the treatment and it is signed by a witness, as well as the attending EMTs.