posted on May, 2 2006 @ 06:13 PM
There is currently a plane circling the Bush Intercontinental Airport in what authorities say could turn into a disaster. There are reporteddly 45
passengers and three crew members on board the plane, which is suffering from blown tires. If you look at pictures of the aircraft close up, it
actually looks like the tires have been completely melted off. If you live anywhere near Houston, this is pretty much all you are going to be
watching on the News, with live feeds. They say the airplane has enough fuel for about two hours of flight circling above the Intercontinental
airport, and there are numerous emergency helpers at the site incase a disaster does occur.
The Continental Express jet blew two left tires on takeoff. Flight #3161 left Houston at 3:55pm, bound for Minneapolis. According to Continental
officials, there are 45 passengers and three crew members on board.
Shortly after leaving, pilots called back to the tower to inform them of the blown tire. The plane circled back and flew by the control tower to give
controllers the opportunity to visually assess the tire damage. It appears both left tires have blown out.
The plane is now circling the airport in an effort to burn off fuel before attempting an emergency landing. The plane is expected to land at about
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I think this could turn into exactly what authorities said it might, a disaster, if not handled properly. Though the released information on abc's
website isn't very thorough, much more information is being given to the public on the actual news channel, along with live feeds as I said earlier.
This is the first instance I can think of where something like this has happened at Bush. There is actually lots of panic being generated by this
around where I live, since there are 48 total people on board the aircraft. I'll try to post more information about this as it comes.