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What Is This Delta A330 Doing?  
User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3443 posts, RR: 10
Posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6318 times:

Why does this flight from Paris to Detroit involve multiple hours worth of circles over London? Ideas?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL99

tortugamon

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User currently offlineFokker70NG From Netherlands, joined Nov 2005, 234 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

On Twitter there are rumours it's now going to AMS..

[Edited 2013-08-07 06:23:45]


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User currently onlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5028 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

Diverting to AMS, flap problem:

https://twitter.com/flightradar24

BTW, didn't know they had moved London to Norwich...



[Edited 2013-08-07 06:25:10]

User currently onlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6164 times:

It diverted to AMS due to maint.


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User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4748 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6109 times:

Looks like a divert to AMS.

The ex-NW A330s don't have fuel dumping capability if I remember.



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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6063 times:

It takes less than 4 hours by train to go from Paris to Amsterdam. Looks like it is slower by airplane today. Still circling on Flightaware though.

tortugamon


User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5896 times:

Ah, can't dump fuel, now that makes sense. I thought every aircraft came with that functionality. North east london is as good of a place as any to do the circles too. South, west, and east would be pretty congested I imagine.

I thought they had a NASCAR pilot in the cockpit. I would not have made that turn over the Atlantic if I knew my flaps could not be retracted. Hope everyone stays safe. Looking routine.

tortugamon


User currently offlinejamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5369 times:

Now on finals to AMS 06.

User currently onlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5174 times:
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Quoting tortugamon (Reply 6):
North east london is as good of a place as any to do the circles too. South, west, and east would be pretty congested I imagine.

That area is nominally Military airspace centred on Mildenhall/Lakenheath and RAF Marham.

At ground level mile after mile of fields dykes/canals and Thetford Forest.

And few small/medium sized towns Bury St Edmunds/Thetford/Kings Lynn and one city Norwich.

Its pretty sparse really and there are no high level civil air lanes.

Traffic from AMS/MST centre tracks further north to enter over Lincolnshire whilst traffic AMS/MST to LON routes south to enter at Clacton in Essex and down the Thames estuary.


User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 8):

Thanks, good to know

tortugamon


User currently offlineskymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4883 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 8):
And few small/medium sized towns Bury St Edmunds/Thetford/Kings Lynn and one city Norwich.

Its pretty sparse really and there are no high level civil air lanes.

was sparse many years ago -- I grew up in Eccles half way between Thetford and Norwich! Hope the fuel eveporated before it hit the mustard fields



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User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9345 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

Stuck flaps on departure from Paris.


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User currently offlineaviatorcraig From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2010, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

Obviously a slow news day at the BBC...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23604222



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User currently offlinemartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

Landed safely in AMS 16:12 local time


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User currently offlinemartinair50 From Netherlands, joined May 2011, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

This minor incident is received as breaking news by Dutch media apparently; it's on the front page on every news website..
Here actually one example of an article : http://www.telegraaf.mobi/article/21...el-delta-veilig-geland-op-schiphol
As you can see it includes a high quality video of a Delta landing and there are 400 passengers on this a330 LOL.


User currently offlinesia747megatop From Singapore, joined Apr 2012, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Quoting martinair50 (Reply 14):
high quality video of a Delta landing and there are 400 passengers on this a330 LOL.

That looks like it was filmed with a toaster.



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