Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28140 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 23625 times:
Listening to Ottawa ATC on Liveatc.net, EK241 recently declared a Mayday, probably due to low fuel, and emergency vehicles were dispatched. However, they just cancelled the Mayday. I think they said they had 530 passengers and crew.
kl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 679 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 22267 times:
Quoting HiFlyerAS (Reply 8): Geez....not enough fuel for even a single go-around? Granted I don't know if they were circling for a long time but it seems odd that they only made one approach before diverting.
Yes they did a lot of circling along with LH but LH landed while EK was on it's way to CYOW.
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11): They just advised YOW Ground that they will be ready to start engines in 5 to 10 minutes to return to YYZ, and the controller said YYZ has advised that they will be given priority for landing due to the diversion. Apparently still a lot of delays to YYZ due to weather. If they do leave YOW in the next 15 or 20 minutes they will have spent about 2.5 hours there, and arrival YYZ will be around 5 hours late.
don From Japan, joined Jun 2003, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 21873 times:
Return flight to YYZ came on the Toronto East Radar frequency and was told to hold again at Imeba fix near Lake Simcoe. But the hold was cancelled after one orbit and now being given radar vectors. Also advised that windshear is still being reported at YYZ.
pliersinsight From United States of America, joined May 2008, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 21587 times:
Quoting SSTeve (Reply 7): Quoting yellowtail (Reply 5):now what do they do. is there a crew on board with enough flyable time to refuel and get going to YYZ again?
Grab a beer, pop a slide, and hit the bars.
thenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 3153 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 18830 times:
YOW is the official alternate airport for EK's A380 flight to YYZ, ahead of YUL.
Quoting longhauler (Reply 6): I can't imagine an A380 doing a non-precision approach into an unfamiliar airport.
Dont know if they flew the VOR-DME 14 approach, but runway 14 is now equipped with a RNAV Approach with an LPV minimum (DH of 253 ft AGL). Thus making it a precision approach capable runway for aircraft that are able to fly the LPV.
[Edited 2012-06-01 21:07:35]
us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
YYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 18780 times:
No RNAV or RNP approach is a precision aproach especially for alternate minimums. That being said since YOW is likely a diversion airport they probably had all of the RNP and RNAV approaches in their database.