O'hare flooding

CamYZ125

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Got these in an e-mail.. crazy! The 737 engines are inches from the water! Was anyone up there during this a couple of weeks ago?








 

WindyCityPilot

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I wasn't at O'Hare but my house is about 5 miles from O'Hare and I was taking a lot of water in my basement. I think I counted around 15 homes on my block that had wet carpet on the curb the day after. Crazy! We got around 10" of rain.
 

Gonzo

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I was at the airport. The basement was under water. The blue line stopped running. The water made the airport into an island.
 

JumpWake

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Has anyone noticed that the two quarrys on about a 5 mile final for 4R in O'Hare are now full of water whereas a couple weeks ago, (before the flooding I'm assuming) there was a couple hundred feet of open space in them? Amazing how fast they filled up...
 

Foxcow

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Has anyone noticed that the two quarrys on about a 5 mile final for 4R in O'Hare are now full of water whereas a couple weeks ago, (before the flooding I'm assuming) there was a couple hundred feet of open space in them? Amazing how fast they filled up...



Are you talking about 4R?
 

woutlaw

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How in the world does one see the taxiway centerlines?
Funny, when I first saw those pics I thought they were stationary. When I realized they were actually taxiing I thought the same thing.

So, what's the limitation on water depth for operating a 737? I mean, that deal looks like a FOD nightmare.
 

EineBeBoP

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They cant actually take off in that can they?
Wouldn't the water resistance make takeoff rolls 10x longer?
 
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