Sun Country 737 aircraft taxis into I...

Sun Country 737 aircraft taxis into Iowa mud

There are 23 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 1, 2009, titled Sun Country 737 aircraft taxis into Iowa mud. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Large commercial aircraft may be able to float, but they're not cut out for off-road truckin'. A Sun Country Airlines 737 missed a turn onto a taxiway Thursday night after landing in Dubuque, Iowa, shutting down a runway for eight hours.

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Cannon Falls, MN

#1 May 1, 2009
Sh!t happens.
Iowa

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 2, 2009
Sully would have been able to navigate that turn
Gov

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 2, 2009
Time to spare--go by air
mike v

United States

#4 May 2, 2009
who cares how much it's rained... why were they off the runway ????? if the taxi way is to small why operate there????/ and the list oges on,,,300 miles on a bus?? hope there were free peanuts

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 3, 2009
mike v wrote:
who cares how much it's rained... why were they off the runway ????? if the taxi way is to small why operate there????/ and the list oges on,,,300 miles on a bus?? hope there were free peanuts
Have you ever made a mistake in yuor job?
sun country at least gives you something, showing again they are class airline. LAst month we had reservations to Aruba on USAIR, got to mpls airport and the plane was broke down they put us on delta with an 8 hour layover in Miami,missed almost one entire day of our vacation and didnt get anything
Huh

Minneapolis, MN

#6 May 3, 2009
oxboro wrote:
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Have you ever made a mistake in yuor job?
sun country at least gives you something, showing again they are class airline. LAst month we had reservations to Aruba on USAIR, got to mpls airport and the plane was broke down they put us on delta with an 8 hour layover in Miami,missed almost one entire day of our vacation and didnt get anything
You've got to be kidding me, you are equating your travel hassel to an airline pilot not being able to do a basic task that is part of his/her job, to be able to taxi the airplane form the runway to the gate.
Elton John

Ely, MN

#7 May 4, 2009
To make the best of things, two male flight attendants took the opportunity to get married. Best wishes, boys!
rightwing

Tulsa, OK

#8 May 4, 2009
oxboro wrote:
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Have you ever made a mistake in yuor job?
sun country at least gives you something, showing again they are class airline. LAst month we had reservations to Aruba on USAIR, got to mpls airport and the plane was broke down they put us on delta with an 8 hour layover in Miami,missed almost one entire day of our vacation and didnt get anything
I think making a mistake as a meat cutter, welder, forktruck operator etc. and missing a runway are seperated by at least a magnitude

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#9 May 4, 2009
rightwing wrote:
<quoted text>I think making a mistake as a meat cutter, welder, forktruck operator etc. and missing a runway are seperated by at least a magnitude
it depends what the meat cutter cuts off by mistake,i have read stories also where a forklift operators carelessness has been responsible for someones death..so where is the magnitude?
rightwing

Tulsa, OK

#10 May 7, 2009
oxboro wrote:
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it depends what the meat cutter cuts off by mistake,i have read stories also where a forklift operators carelessness has been responsible for someones death..so where is the magnitude?
The magnitude: a typical forktruck weighs 8800 lbs., is operated in the proximity of 10-30 people and if the operator screws up, ordinarily its he that pays the price.
A Boeing 737, fueled and loaded weighs 100,000 lbs, is carrying no less than 6 and not more than 75 people, stops flying at 100 knots and when the pilot screws up all these people generally die, along with any on the ground within 100 yards or so.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#11 May 7, 2009
rightwing wrote:
<quoted text>The magnitude: a typical forktruck weighs 8800 lbs., is operated in the proximity of 10-30 people and if the operator screws up, ordinarily its he that pays the price.
A Boeing 737, fueled and loaded weighs 100,000 lbs, is carrying no less than 6 and not more than 75 people, stops flying at 100 knots and when the pilot screws up all these people generally die, along with any on the ground within 100 yards or so.
this pilot slid off the runway,,give it up
rightwing

Tulsa, OK

#12 May 7, 2009
oxboro wrote:
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this pilot slid off the runway,,give it up
At what speed? There is no comparison to a forklift skidding into a wall. What is your problem? I'm not saying anything about guilt here, just that a 50 ton aircraft doing 70 knots, out of control is a magnitude above a 8600 lb forklift out of control. Wake up.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 7, 2009
rightwing wrote:
<quoted text>At what speed? There is no comparison to a forklift skidding into a wall. What is your problem? I'm not saying anything about guilt here, just that a 50 ton aircraft doing 70 knots, out of control is a magnitude above a 8600 lb forklift out of control. Wake up.
if the forklift skids into another person the magnitude is much greater
Observer

Saint Paul, MN

#14 May 7, 2009
I hear radio commercials done on KFAN by Mark Rosen and he says that all of Sun Country's flights are non-stop. I guess that's not true.
rightwing

Tulsa, OK

#15 May 8, 2009
oxboro wrote:
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if the forklift skids into another person the magnitude is much greater
If, if and more ifs. Just open your eyes and take note. If you had the chance to be involved in a forklift crash or a 737 crash, which would you choose?
On the other hand, none is more blind than he who will not see.
I'm done with you.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#16 May 8, 2009
rightwing wrote:
<quoted text>If, if and more ifs. Just open your eyes and take note. If you had the chance to be involved in a forklift crash or a 737 crash, which would you choose?
On the other hand, none is more blind than he who will not see.
I'm done with you.
i agree crash per crash..of course a forklify is less dangerous, but the 737 did not crash .. IDIOT
rightwing

Tulsa, OK

#17 May 9, 2009
oxboro wrote:
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i agree crash per crash..of course a forklify is less dangerous, but the 737 did not crash .. IDIOT
Neither did the forklift. You say a forklift incident and a 737 skidding off a runway are similar, i.e. not a lot different, and you call me an idiot.
Wow. What an intellect, what a mental giant you are.
rightwing

Tulsa, OK

#18 May 9, 2009
Pardon the expression but oxboro is a born loser. If you read his posts on this 737 incident and his rebuttals to mine, it is incredible how he/she takes a losing position every time.
He/she has a point, but combing the hair different would probably hide it.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#19 May 9, 2009
rightwing wrote:
Pardon the expression but oxboro is a born loser. If you read his posts on this 737 incident and his rebuttals to mine, it is incredible how he/she takes a losing position every time.
He/she has a point, but combing the hair different would probably hide it.
four posts ago you said you were all done with me, you are still yapping..BE QUIET
rightwing

Tulsa, OK

#20 May 9, 2009
ok

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