Monday, January 19, 2009
Ruby Tuesday - Flat Out
For Ruby Tuesday this time, I am true to my Airhead moniker by looking at any aviation scans I may have. And I found this one. The time is 1983, the place is on a runway at the Minneapolis-St Paul airport, the subject is a Boeing 737-200 with the stylish 1980s United Airlines scheme with the ruby here being the red paint surrounding the windows.
The story is more interesting if you follow the ruby-red arrows pointing at the issue at hand. Upon landing and roll out, the plane experienced a bunch of flat tires. No danger, but an inconvenience for sure. The runway was closed, a couple of buses were dispatched for the ride to the terminal. However, this is as close to a plane on a runway that I had been near, and I was able to get this beauty on film on the K1000. An interesting trip. Check out Mary's site for reds galore!