American Airlines accidentally used the wrong plane to fly to Hawaii

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  1. Sammich

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    http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/13/9...entally-used-the-wrong-plane-to-fly-to-hawaii

     
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    Perhaps they should put a bright yellow sticker "Not ETOPS rated" on the "dashboard" of those aircraft that aren't certified?
     
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    Wouldn't a ETOPS pre-departure check tell you too? :confused:
     
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    I'm curious if that was one of the ex-US 321's?
     
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    Not sure what that entails, but it seems it wasn't done (properly).
     
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    Did a Google, definitely not done properly.

    FAA requires extra operating procedures and servicing required for ETOPS operations. Would have been a giveaway that the aircraft wasn't certified if it was done properly.

    Also ETOPS markings are printed on the forward landing gear.
     
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    At least they self-reported. I do wonder how often this has happened as I am sure it is not the first time for a carrier (not that it's necessarily excusable).
     
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    They pretty much have to. If they don't, I assume it would have come out anyway, and they would have been in even deeper trouble.
     
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    It was a colossal mistake. Once discovered they really didn't have much choice. It's not like they could try to sneak it back to the mainland with passengers aboard :)
     
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    As Han Solo told Chewey.....Just fly casual. :cool:
     
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    This is a really alarming story, if this can happen, then what else?
     

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