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Heavy Snow; UA881 Is Approaching To Yokota  
User currently offlinesmolt From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Today so many flights to Tokyo have been prevented by heavy snow. Now I'm observing UA881 to Narita is diverting to Yokota Air Base. I am so curious how Japanese passengers feel to land to USAF airbase.

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User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5085 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Share with us why they would care?

User currently offlinesmolt From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

He seems to have landed to Yokota safely. I can imagine cockpit crews are so tired that they had held for a long time above the ocean before he decided to divert. I wonder the pilot might be familiar with Yokota airbase because he was ex USAF pilot?

User currently offlinesmolt From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

wjcandee, the most probable that Narita can't handle so many ground traffic under very poor visibility and this has forced many flights to hold in the air for long time. ( CAT2? 3?) In addition wind condition is not so good. One flight had two miss approaches.
Narita and Haneda is open officially but nearly closed.


User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5085 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Glad everyone landed safely.

User currently offlineairportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3555 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Looks like most flights are arriving at Haneda with "little" trouble. Some broken cloudy layers at lower altitudes but its the wind that's up there a little bit.

Enjoy the snow!



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7102 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1858 times:

Are aircraft allowed to land there? IIRC here in the states landing at an AFB is reserved for dire straights emergencies only.


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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3555 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 6):

Yes. There are agreements that need to be signed ahead of time. I'm in process of reviewing one now...

It's surprisingly less complicated than it seems.

But as you mention, it is last case scenario typically. No emergency needed, however.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24707 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Using OKO is not that big an issues especially for US carriers.

As some might know many US carriers request and receive blanket approvals for use of Air Force and Navy/Marine bases and have the authorizations as part of their ops-specs.

For OKO specifically, its almost a normal occasion for someone to drop in as part of a diversion when things go south in the Tokyo metro area.



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