alphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5428 times:
UA956 EWR-GVA turned around just before crossing the pond due to a suspicious package onboard - intercepted by F-15s SLAM31 and 32, just landed at BOS. Aircraft didn't dump fuel and landed overweight, B763 with 168 onboard.
I agree. Doesn't the inbound land about two or three HOURS before departure? I mean I know that's not a HUGE turnaround time for a 763, but come on! It's enough time to give the cabin a quick onceover.
Granted, I don't know the SOP for turning around a plane so I can't really comment, but it does seem that they shouldn't have noticed it.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27200 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4442 times:
From Transport Canada daily occurrence reports. It was 80 miles SW of Sydney, Nova Scotia (YQY) when it turned around.
UAL956, Boeing 767-300, enroute from Newark (KEWR) to Geneva (LSGG), declared an emergency due to a "suspect item on board". The flight requested clearance direct to Boston (KBOS). The aircraft was given clearance to turn, descend to 32,000 ft. direct to Boston. The aircraft requested to be parked away from everything else. Information was coordinated with the Boston Area D supervisor. During the return to US airspace multiple aircraft were turned to stay at least five miles from UAL956. UAL956 exited Moncton airspace at 00:39Z.