cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7803 posts, RR: 54 Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6296 times:
Very foggy here in London! When I woke up and looked out the window, my first thought was, gonna cause problems for early morning inbounds. Has the 787 actually landed? Maybe today is East Midlands (EMA)'s lucky day!
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whiteguy From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 751 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4549 times:
Quoting nyc2theworld (Reply 10): Quoting clydenairways (Reply 9):
Isn't LHR a bit out of the way to divert to from FRA ?
I wonder why not MUC or CDG as they are other cities NH serves.
You can't just divert to any airport. It has to meet the weather criteria as a legal alternate. None of these airports probably had that. LHR was the only airport that met the requirements as well as being an airport that ANA operates to.
wilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8752 posts, RR: 77 Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4522 times:
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I heard the ANA flight on ATC as I was flying into FRA myself. The fog was not too bad, it was only CAT II approach in progress, not even CAT III at 5:30am in the morning.
I don't know why they diverted, but maybe the pilots weren't trained for low visibility operation yet or still some certification going on?
Why LHR? Most airports around FRA were foggy, CGN, DUS, STR, NUE, MUC. I heard an Air China Cargo diverting to SXF because there were "no CAT II certified".