Comments for: Mechanical problem forces US Airways flight to make emergency landing at Bangor airport

Posted Aug. 23, 2012, at 6:24 p.m.

BANGOR | A mechanical problem late Thursday afternoon prompted a US Airways flight to make an emergency landing at Bangor International Airport. The aircraft, a Canadair CRJ-200, was en route from Bangor to Philadelphia when at 4 p.m., less than half an hour after takeoff, it developed a mechanical …

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  • Anonymous

    It’s BGR not BIA.

  • Anonymous

    I always have seen it as Bangor International Airport, BGR is the 3 letter airport designator, but sign says BIA

  • Anonymous

    Saw the flight before it landed. It was in a hurry. My grandson noticed it when we were traveling in the area and said, ” that plane is in a rush Nana.” Glad to hear that everyone is all right.

    • Anonymous

      Possibly with the flaps not working, the pilots could not decrease air speed. Must have been a tense landing!

  • Anonymous

    “Flaps on the back side of its wings”.  Always did think that’s where I’d find them.

    • Anonymous

      Back in my day we had the flaps under the plane in a special box. You kids are spoiled these days. 

  • Anonymous

    Is it sad that the only way we can get people to come to Bangor is when they think their plane is going to crash?

    • Anonymous

      They had departed Bangor bound for Philly. Make fun of Bangor all you want but in an emergency like this I’m sure all of these pilots are thankful there is a top notch facility here. 

      • Anonymous

        Top Notch, they had to move a Ford Tri-motor off the runway to get this one down.

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