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Air France 695 (MIA-CDG) Diverted To Boston  
User currently offlineviw From Austria, joined Apr 2010, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

Does anybody know why AFR 695 diverted to Boston yesterday almost half way across the atlantic?

Thanks Gerald

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29459 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5016 times:

Quoting viw (Thread starter):
Does anybody know why AFR 695 diverted to Boston yesterday almost half way across the atlantic?

Medical emergency. Following from Transport Canada daily occurrence reports.

The New York Air Route Traffic Control Centre (ARTCC) contacted the Moncton Area Control Centre with an estimate on AFR695, which had declared a medical emergency and was rerouted direct to Boston (KBOS). Fuel was dumped in New York Oceanic Airspace, and the aircraft requested medical assistance upon arrival. The Boston Centre was advised.

User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4983 times:

I am amazed that the B747 still had to dump fuel even though it had been flying about 3 plus hours in order to land. Looking at Flight Aware, it did a lot of maneuvers to burn off and dump fuel. Can you just imagine if this had been the Air France A380?

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7494 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

The Co-Pilot was sick and unable to continue the transatlantic flight.
Pax accomodated in BOS and finally left to CDG the day after, with a new crew that was sent by AF.

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