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Old 02-23-2018, 10:35 AM   #1  
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Default United Flight Slides off Runway

United flight twice diverted away from MSP slides off icy Wis. runway - StarTribune.com
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From the sounds of it, a rough night.
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Would the mods please freeze this thread before the comments begin?
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3am and heading to a 2nd alternate...long night. Glad nobody was hurt.
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Would the mods please freeze this thread before the comments begin?
That would be contrary to discussions of all past incidents on this forum. This isn’t CNN.

Certainly appears to have been a difficult night. Nights like that are why I cringe whenever I hear some moron (pilot or otherwise) make the ”it’s an easy job” comment.
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Looks like GRB had recieved freezing rain prior to arrival. I wonder if the pilots were given incorrect runway conditions.
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Would the mods please freeze this thread before the comments begin?
Why? Is there something that shouldn't be discussed?
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A United Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration NXXXXX performing flight UA-XXX from Madison,WI to Minneapolis,MN (USA) with 180 passengers and 7 crew, diverted to Green Bay,WI due to weather and landed on Green Bay's Austin Straubel Airport's runway 06 at 03:16L (09:16Z), but overran the end of the runway by about 250 feet. There were no injuries. The crew radioed tower advising they had overrun the end of the runway due to poor braking action on runway 06, they thought they were okay, no injuries on board and the aircraft was okay, too. They just needed stairs so that passengers could disembark and needed to be towed back onto the runway.

The FAA reported the aircraft damaged an airport light.

The aircraft had already diverted to Madison,WI due to weather at Minneapolis while performing the scheduled flight UA-XXX from Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA) to Minneapolis.

Metars Green Bay:

KGRB 230924Z AUTO 15009KT 8SM -FZRA OVC007 01/M01 A3012 RMK AO2 FZRAB0854E0856B18 P0000 I1001 T00061011=
KGRB 230853Z AUTO 14009KT 5SM BR OVC008 00/M02 A3015 RMK AO2 UPB0757E0759FZRAE0757 SLP218 P0000 60002 I1001 I3003 T00001017 56039=
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I'd like to hear the decision making on this one...
I imagine it was nuanced by fuel status.
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Why? Is there something that shouldn't be discussed?
Always evolves into armchair quarterbacking of a fellow pilot on an anonymous, public forum. I hope you're never on the receiving end.

It never serves a purpose. If you're about to say we can learn from it through discussion, stop. Wait for the final report so you can have all the facts.
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