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Flight to Hawaii emergency landing at LAX


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Sep 26, 2006
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No. Cal
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Newport Coast Villas
Shadow Ridge
Not the best way to start vacation but glad it wasn't more serious.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said he could not recall the last time an aircraft had to deploy evacuation chutes at the airport.

"You hear from time to time about planes returning to airports because an indicator light went on, but it's pretty rare that they actually deploy chutes," he said. "That's essentially up to the pilot, who makes the call based on the particular circumstance he or she faced."

Smith said one reason the pilot deployed the chutes was the aircraft was totally full of passengers.

The American flight landed as fire crews were preparing for a publicity event at the airport. Fire trucks were supposed to spray streams of water to welcome an Airbus A380 — the world's largest jetliner — flown by Emirates Airlines.

The American emergency landing delayed the Emirates flight for about 45 minutes, and the water cannon ceremony was scrapped, said Erin Franklin, a publicist for the event.


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Jun 6, 2005
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WKORV, WKV, 2-SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim)
AP news - (for those of you who prefer a text version) http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gdFehzqpv5i-WJ6iFr6DrB6C9UWwD92CENN00

"LOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers were evacuated by inflatable chutes Tuesday after a Honolulu-bound airliner made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport because someone smelled smoke in the cabin.

No sign of fire was found on the aircraft."


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Jun 7, 2005
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I saw that on tonites local news(I live about 15 miles from LAX)....but other than the fact that folks must have been scared, it didn't seem too much to worry about....not that I want to de-plane on the chute! :D.....But at least everyone is A-OK :)