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American Airlines Flight Lands Safely at Bradley After Flight Control Issues

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An American Airlines flight bound for Philadelphia returned safely to Bradley International Airport within minutes of taking off after reporting its flight controls were having problems. In a media alert at 1:28 p.m., officials at the Windsor Locks airport announced the flight-control emergency on the Embraer 145 plane. By 1:46 p.m., another alert reported that Flight 6037 had landed safely. (www.aviationpros.com) Plus d'info...

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sjpalmer
Steven Palmer 1
I do believe there have been other issues with lack of control on this type of aircraft.
Can somebody confirm there were issues with a TAP airframe over Portugal that could not land as the pilots had completely lost control, perhaps 3 years ago. Am I right?
jeffinsydney
jeff slack 0
Would you fly from LAX to PHL on an Embraer 145?
5 hours in such a small uncomfortable little jet?
Propwash122
Peter Fuller 8
I wouldn’t, and it couldn’t, but methinks you’re confusing BDL, Bradley International Airport near Hartford CT, with the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.
Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 7
BDL to PHL is about 170 miles and takes roughly :28 to get there!
mikehe
When we were travelling across the USA in the Noughties, Continental Express had a fleet of 145s (might have been 145s - someone here will know). It was fine for the hop from Newark up to Toronto in Canada.

British Airways Regional had about 20 145s on the books at one time - great little racing car for zipping up the country.

With one seat on the port side and a pair of seats on the starboard side the cabin actually worked fine (the walkway down the middle was "sunken", so you stepped up into your seat.

I found them perfect to fly - but would agree that a transatlantic hop might be a stretch.

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