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American Airlines
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (DC-9-83)
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, December 21, 2012
E. Jones
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N962TW (cn 53612) Here’s another one from the archives. One of the Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting (ARFF) apparatus standing by with AA 1295 on short-final after it was forced back to the airport soon after it departed for DFW for an emergency landing. A loud “boom” was heard throughout the airport area – including the firehouse – as the MD-80 departed CLE. The 9-1-1 center downtown received calls from North Olmsted residents reporting hearing repeated “booms” and seeing flames shooting from the engine exhaust of a low-flying aircraft. The heavy snow squalls and low-visibility added to the already tense situation. Fortunately, the aircraft landed without incident and taxied to the gate using the other engine.

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Cole Goldberg January 10, 2020 at 04:20AM Rating: 10
Awesome shot! Happy ending to this tense story thank you for sharing!