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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:25 PM
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Flight With 7 Congressmen Makes Emergency Landing
Source: WUSA9

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Continental Airlines flight carrying former presidential candidate Ron Paul and six other members of Congress to Washington, D.C., made an emergency landing in New Orleans on Tuesday after a loss in cabin pressure. The seven congressmen, all from Texas, were trying to get back in time for a Tuesday night vote on an aviation safety bill when the flight landed without incident, a spokesman for one of the representatives said.

No injuries were reported among the 128 crew and passengers. FAA spokeswoman Lynn Tierney said Flight 458 from Houston initiated a rapid descent to bring the plane to an altitude below where adding oxygen was necessary and was given priority to land at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.


Read more: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=7426...
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:26 PM
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1. Yesterday. n/t
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:38 PM
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2. OMG, I saw that plane on the runway at the Armstrong airport, lol.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 03:38 PM by kestrel91316
We taxied past it. It was just sitting on the runway, surrounded by emergency vehicles (fire truck, several ambulances), and somebody just walked right up to the plane and the pilot or somebody got out. I'm sure that was the plane.

We left around 5 PM.
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The Croquist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:41 PM
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3. Oh the irony
"The seven congressmen, all from Texas, were trying to get back in time for a Tuesday night vote on an aviation safety bill when the flight landed without incident, a spokesman for one of the representatives said."

I know Texas has allot of congressmen but 7 congressmen on one flight? That's pretty weird
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:45 PM
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4. Third time in two weeks a plane had cabin pressure problems?
I hope they voted 'aye'.

Looks like members of both parties were on board - and mostly from the Houston-area districts.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:47 PM
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5. duplicate topic
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