Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
UA956 EWR-GVA Diverted To BOS 7/31  
User currently offlinealphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 596 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5504 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.

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineflightmedic72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

According to ABC news, a Flight Attendent found a camera in a seat back pocket and could not locate the owner.

User currently offlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4537 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5200 times:

Jesus. A camera in a seatback? This is getting ridiculous. Clean your planes better.

The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5033 times:

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 2):

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.

User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 819 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4729 times:

What a mess. Crew went illegal which is why flight ended up cancelling.

Extra section BOS-GVA leaving at 1800 on 08/01.

User currently offlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4537 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

It seems there is a fine line these days from 'better safe than sorry' and having the slightest modicum of common sense!

This whole thing makes absolutely no sense to me. They didn't even divert to the nearest airport, which you'd think would be the priority upon the realization of their worst fears.


I'm a big proponent of aviation security, really, but 2 words come to mind here: unconscionably. stupid.

[Edited 2012-08-01 00:38:53]

The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlinegweilo88 From Hong Kong, joined May 2009, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

I left an iPod and Bose headset on a UA flight a few weeks ago. Too bad they didn't divert the outbound flight so maybe I could have had them returned to me.      

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27369 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4518 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.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
LH 458 MUC-SFO Diverted To Iceland posted Mon Jul 16 2012 12:12:28 by sfoa380
AirCanada 862 YYZ-LHR Diverted To YHZ. posted Thu Jun 28 2012 09:30:50 by bmacleod
UAL935 June 4th Diverted To IAD posted Mon Jun 4 2012 14:29:21 by DAL763ER
Emirates 380 Diverted To Ottawa On June 1 posted Fri Jun 1 2012 13:41:16 by don
LH FRA-SEA Diverted To KEF? posted Sat Mar 10 2012 09:31:47 by TurkishWings
AF422 5 March CDG-BOG Diverted To Terceira (TER) posted Mon Mar 5 2012 13:47:24 by birka340
ANA 787 Diverted To Heathrow posted Thu Mar 1 2012 21:45:40 by jpanesar
LH 744 FRA-MCO Diverted To Lajes 01/29/12? posted Sun Jan 29 2012 16:49:06 by SebastianMCO
BA272 Diverted To ORD? posted Fri Dec 9 2011 00:40:57 by ksancoflyer
LH730, 27/10/11, Diverted To PEK, Why? posted Sat Oct 29 2011 04:29:53 by musapapaya