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   Woman is detained at Phoenix' Sky Harbor Airport after her Ford Taurus with one passenger is not cleared for take-off on runway 3 niner. The beverage cart may have been a factor

16 Nov 2012 11:28 AM   |   2855 clicks   |   ABC
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DVDave     
The woman driver may have been the factor.

16 Nov 2012 10:55 AM
ChipNASA     

DVDave: The woman driver may have been the factor.


It's not her fault, she was listening to her GPS while she was talking on the phone and texting to a friend while eating McDonalds, putting on her make-up and yelling at the kids in the back seat.

16 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
cgraves67     
What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?

16 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
davidphogan     
Runway numbers go to 39 now?

16 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
IndyMBA     

cgraves67: What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?


African or European model?

16 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
Inflatable Rhetoric     

davidphogan: Runway numbers go to 39 now?


New math, maybe?

16 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
DarkSoulNoHope     
Its an entirely different kind of driving, altogether.

16 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
Odd Bird     
I remember Sky Harbor when the main terminal was the size of a strip mall so I'm...bored at work.
Gawd, I am sooo bored.

16 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
Grapple     
... you still can't get a toenail clipper through the TSA

16 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
davidphogan     

DarkSoulNoHope: Its an entirely different kind of driving, altogether.


It's an entirely different kind of driving.

16 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
GoNDSioux     
Taking off runway 39? I'm impressed. I thought only Bob Hoover could do that.

16 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
DVDave     

ChipNASA: DVDave: The woman driver may have been the factor.

It's not her fault, she was listening to her GPS while she was talking on the phone and texting to a friend while eating McDonalds, putting on her make-up and yelling at the kids in the back seat.


You forgot about the iced venti latte (with one Splenda) in her other hand.

16 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
ringersol     
cgraves67: "What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?"

It's my understanding that a factory weight of sixteen hundred pounds, plus four passengers and cargo for a total of twenty-one hundred pounds, hitting a roughly thirty degree incline at fifty miles per hour will clear ten feet, easy.

But you should probably go sixty, just to be certain.

16 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
uncleacid     
Did she forget to put her flaps down?

16 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
Clemkadidlefark     

cgraves67: What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?


I own a Taurus.

About 139 when you drop it off a cliff.

16 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
Charlie Freak    [TotalFark]  

davidphogan: Runway numbers go to 39 now?


Done here.

16 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
DrunkenInsomniac     
The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a red zone

16 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
bhcompy     
She should have been driving a lawnmower

16 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
geocacherphil     
Surely she didn't think that was legal?

/yak'em smack'em

16 Nov 2012 11:50 AM
dabbletech     
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16 Nov 2012 11:56 AM
hammettman     
Apparently, this has become so common that the airport spent $10 million to upgrade its perimeter security and access gates. Looks like the money was not well spent.

16 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
Robert Farker     
As was mentioned before runways are numbered 1-36 depending on their orientation to North. Multiply the number by 10 to convert to degrees.

16 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
The Larch     

davidphogan: Runway numbers go to 39 now?


Subby so smart he uses spherical trigonometry.

16 Nov 2012 12:17 PM
The Cureman     
Looks like she picked the wrong week to quit drinking.

16 Nov 2012 12:49 PM
DontMakeMeComeBackThere     

hammettman: Apparently, this has become so common that since 9/11, the airport spent $10 million to upgrade its perimeter security and access gates. Looks like the money was not well spent.


FIFY

16 Nov 2012 01:01 PM
hammettman     

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: hammettman: Apparently, this has become so common that since 9/11 The incident was the latest involving vehicles crashing through the airport's gates or fences and getting onto its runways. Sky Harbor spent $10 million to upgrade its perimeter security and access gates after a man being chased by police in 2005 crashed a stolen pickup through a gate and drove onto the runways, passing several jets on a taxiway. In 2003, two teens in a stolen car crashed through a perimeter fence and drove onto the airfield. Both incidents caused brief closure of aircraft operations.the airport spent $10 million to upgrade its perimeter security and access gates. Looks like the money was not well spent.

FIFY


FTFYB

16 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
MythDragon     

ringersol: cgraves67: "What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?"

It's my understanding that a factory weight of sixteen hundred pounds, plus four passengers and cargo for a total of twenty-one hundred pounds, hitting a roughly thirty degree incline at fifty miles per hour will clear ten feet, easy.

But you should probably go sixty, just to be certain.


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"Look, I just said the car will clear the jump. I didn't say anything about the wheels staying on."

16 Nov 2012 02:24 PM
blatz514     
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16 Nov 2012 02:24 PM
MythDragon     
If she had a few more minutes, she would have been doing this:
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16 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
edmo    [TotalFark]  
Airports aren't secure, they just hold live theater to make you feel secure.

But that's okay because all terrorists will attempt their evil via the terminal, so this incident means nothing.

16 Nov 2012 04:04 PM
hammettman     

SquiggsIN: Came for the indignant aviation enthusiasts' explanations of why 3-niner isn't a real runway designation.

/satisfied
/3rd gen pilot


Learn something on Fark everyday. Even when a drunk drives her vehicle onto an airport runway.

16 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
boyvoyeur     
Anderson had smashed her Saturn sedan into another gate at a nearby parking lot just minutes before, then continued driving and ended up on an airfield access road, police and Sky Harbor officials said at a press conference on Friday.

Ford Taurus?

16 Nov 2012 05:07 PM
The.anti-Larry     
38.. 39.. whatever it took

16 Nov 2012 10:14 PM
bmwericus     

davidphogan: Runway numbers go to 39 now?


they were running out of runway numbers....

17 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
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