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AF085 Diverting To Montreal (happening Now)  
User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 679 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6583 times:

AF085 from San Francisco to Paris is diverting to Montreal right now. it just landed. Anyone know why?

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User currently offlineFFlyerCDG From France, joined May 2010, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6430 times:

According to AF website... Technical problem.
Due to arrive CDG 23:45 instead of 14:00 !

User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 679 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6154 times:

Quoting FFlyerCDG (Reply 1):
According to AF website... Technical problem.
Due to arrive CDG 23:45 instead of 14:00 !

Thanks and that is a huge delay but better safe than sorry.

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User currently offlineRobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5456 times:
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Looks like quite a right turn off of the intended course:


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27192 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

It was due to a cracked windshield and pressurization issues. Following from Transport Canada daily occurrence reports.

AFR085, a Boeing 777-200 operated by Air France, was en route IFR from San Francisco (KSFO) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (LFPG). At 0630Z in the vicinity of 63N/80W, the crew declared an emergency due to a pressurization problem resulting from a crack in the windscreen. The aircraft descended to an altitude of 10,000 feet in order to stabilize the situation and requested to divert to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). Shortly thereafter the crew cancelled the emergency but continued to Montréal/Trudeau. The aircraft landed without incident at 0929Z. No impact on ATC operations.

[Edited 2012-07-03 19:57:25]

User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8377 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
pressurization issues

No pressurisation issues, although one could say they descended to FL100 so that one did not develop! Another benefit of flying to Montreal at low level would be vastly increased fuel consumption so they could land within their max landing weight.

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