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LH 744 FRA-MCO Diverted To Lajes 01/29/12?  
User currently offlineSebastianMCO From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6328 times:

Just saw that the Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Orlando diverted to Lajes today (January 29th, 2012). Does anyone know why? Sick passenger? Is Lajes a good diversion airport for the 747?


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User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6194 times:

There seem to be quite well set up for diversions there you only have to look at the visitors it receives in the database  if it didn't hand around I would suggest it was either a illness or disruptive pax divert rather than a mechanical issue


Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlinecomair25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6194 times:

I would say Lajes is a fine airport for a diversion. Its runway is over 10k feet long and I'm sure its capable of handling the B747 even though I don't have any direct access to the runway's weight restrictions. Lajes also sees many transit USAF aircraft.

User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 5652 times:

Quoting SebastianMCO (Thread starter):

Medical diversion. Yes Lajes is a good airport for diversion. As there are not many airports on that routing, it is first choice.

It was D-ABTH.


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