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Pilots struggled with brakes in Wyo. runway mishap

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  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 23, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    @pharmacist

    It is within the Grand Teton National Park. It is the only airport in the US located within an National Park.

  • pharmacist South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 22, 2011 6:40 p.m.

    to one old man, are you sure the airport is inside a nation park. There is a lot of private land in the area, as well as much public park land.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 22, 2011 11:02 a.m.

    A 757 into Jackson? Big airplane for a short, high elevation runway.

    That airport shouldn't be there anyway. It has no place inside a national park. But powerful political pressure forced it.

    Big money has big power.

  • Ok Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 22, 2011 7:49 a.m.

    Maybe a combination of equipment and pilot error. Sounds like there were problems with thrust reverse, and pilot failure to engage spoiler flaps. I hope it did not end their careers. I'm also glad no one was hurt.

  • CARL South Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 9:27 p.m.

    Sounds like both pilots forgot the length of Jackson's runways. If they knew the runway is shorter than O'Hare's, they will have to put up the spoiler flaps just when the wheels touched the tarmac.