September 16, 2004

AA Jet Makes Emergency Landing At O'Hare 

posted by Paul Smith @ 3:21 PM
Weird. There was just that report on NPR—I believe it was during All Things Considered—about how American has turned things around after a trip to bankruptcy court, mostly by having the employees make suggestions to improve the specific ways they work. And one of the changes that was highlighted was how the engine mechanics said they could be more efficient if they could have the engines mounted vertically instead of horizontally like they are on the plane. The change was implemented, it made the engines easier and quicker to service, and it's saving American millions of dollars. Of course, I have no way of knowing if these two stories are connected, but it's a coincedence worth mentioning.

UPDATE: Nope: a bird got sucked into the engine.

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