Delta flight overshoots Savannah runway, none hurt

Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 2:58 PM
Last updated 3:02 PM
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SAVANNAH -- Delta Air Lines flight 339 from Atlanta to Savannah skidded off the end of the runway in heavy rains at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport about 12:30 this afternoon.

There were no injuries.

Despite reports that the airplane had gone into the sand, airport spokeswoman Lori Lynah said it was her understanding that it never left the concrete safety area.

"The plane was towed to the gate and the passengers deplaned," she said.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 09/27/10 - 02:19 pm
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Perhaps it was momentarily

Perhaps it was momentarily exciting for them, but this hardly rates a notice outside the boundaries of the airport itself.

With the constant overload of pointless and even rather important information to sort through in the course of a day, why burden us with this complete waste of attention?

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csrareader 09/27/10 - 02:31 pm
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Why read it if you're not

Why read it if you're not interested? It's like a television -- if you don't want to watch it, don't turn it on. If you don't want to be bothered by "pointless information," don't click on the headline.

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Chillen 09/27/10 - 02:35 pm
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Delta better tighten up.

Delta better tighten up. They just had another runway incident over the weekend when all of the plane's landing gear wouldn't go down. Emergency landing at JFK.

Richmnd Cty Votr
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Richmnd Cty Votr 09/27/10 - 03:23 pm
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CNN had an article where they

CNN had an article where they were concerned that the newer autos that will have the latest wireless technology, may be threatened by hackers that can supposedly manipulate the vehicles controls with a computer. I wonder if this same technology is used in these airplanes? And can someone be manipulating them?

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dichotomy 09/27/10 - 03:38 pm
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System security and

System security and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) are going to be huge issues for automobiles in the near future. We just hope the system developers are being proactive instead of waiting to be reactive.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 09/27/10 - 04:06 pm
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CSRAreader, it's only after

CSRAreader, it's only after reading something like this that one realizes what a waste of time it was. I'm from Savannah, I have family there, I'm interested if something newsworthy happens there.

Overshooting the runway without even leaving the pavement doesn't quality as anything but alarmist reporting.

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chillin30901 09/27/10 - 05:15 pm
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Hey Fiat... I bet if you or

Hey Fiat... I bet if you or your family were on the plane, it'd be worthy of making the news then. You'd probably even want more information included. How many people were on the plane and why it overshot the "safe landing" area. It even made the papers and TV in Savannah, so I guess they waste their time too. Sorry that nobody died to make this more of a worthy story for you. :-\

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RAINBOW 09/27/10 - 05:32 pm
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Fiat---Shame on you

Fiat---Shame on you

onecatfish
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onecatfish 09/27/10 - 06:05 pm
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The right gear of the plane
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The right gear of the plane was stuck and would not deploy the other side and front came down.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 09/28/10 - 12:26 am
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In Chatham County, it's

In Chatham County, it's news-- maybe. In Augusta, it's filler.

Get a grip, for pete's sake. NOTHING BAD HAPPENED.

(Uh, Rainbow, get a clue.)

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