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Washington National: Act III

Thursday, March 24, 2011
By George Hatcher
Washington National: Act III

Click to reveal audio window You’ve heard about Act I, the American Airlines Boeing, which landed without the benefit of ATC guidance at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport You’ve heard about Act II, the United Airlines Airbus, which also landed without benefit of ATC guidance. So why was the tower offline? Simple. The controller... »

Washington National: Act II

Thursday, March 24, 2011
By George Hatcher
Washington National: Act II

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Jean-Claude Simard What: United Airlines Airbus A320-200 en route from Chicago O’Hare,IL to Washington National Where: Washington DC When: Mar 22nd 2011 Who: 68 people aboard Why: The United crew was informed that the airport was “uncontrolled” via the advisory frequency. The plane made... »

Washington National: Act I

Thursday, March 24, 2011
By George Hatcher
Washington National: Act I

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Rudy Chiarello What: American Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Miami,FL to Washington National,DC Where: Washington When: Mar 22nd 2011 Who: 97 people on board Why: On approach to Washington National, the crew found themselves without feedback from ATC. They declared the airport uncontrolled.... »

Saab Loses Hydraulics and Lands Safely at Yeager Airport

Sunday, January 18, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Colgan Aviation for United Express’ 34-seat Saab 340 twin-engine turboprop en route to Washington’s Dulles International Airport Where: Yeager When: 8:30 a.m. Who: 13 passengers Why: The plane underwent a total hydraulic failure, and prior to landing, circled Yeager for about 45 minutes to burn off fuel. This was a level two alert.... »

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