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LH A380 To IAH Diverted To KEF  
User currently offlineplobax From France, joined Jan 2008, 116 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 10831 times:

LH flight 440 (A380 D-AIMJ) from FRA to IAH is diverted today to KEF. Any infos on that ?

[Edited 2013-08-06 04:54:16]

[Edited 2013-08-06 05:21:32]

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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 10649 times:
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It is estimated to leave KEF at 1315z but I can't find any reason for the diversion.

Martijn



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User currently offlineplobax From France, joined Jan 2008, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 10527 times:

Yes, it should depart soon. Probably a medical emergency and no tech problem.

User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2055 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9171 times:

I was wondering why its departure from IAH was delayed until 6pm today.


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User currently offlineflyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

I was on the flight. A young child got sick. We were due south of Keflavik and they announced the diversion. We flew 45 minutes north and dumped fuel along the way. After landing, an ambulance came and took the child and his family off. It took about 90 minutes to refuel and we arrived in Houston 2 1/2 hours late.


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User currently offlineflyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3902 times:



Here's a pic from the flight screen. I'm glad I snapped it when I did because even though they had the tail, nose and underbelly cameras on for takeoff in Frankfurt and landing in Houston, they turned them off for the diversion. The flight data screen with speed, altitude and estimated time of arrival was also switched off. That, and the entertainment system weren't reactivated until 20 minutes after takeoff from Keflavik.

I will be posting a trip report in a few days.



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User currently offlinetommy525 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

Why did they feel they needed to do that?

User currently offlineflyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

Apparently the child was in a life-threatening emergency situation. I can't think of any other reason why they'd dump thousands of Euros worth of fuel...


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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3133 times:
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Quoting tommy525 (Reply 6):
Why did they feel they needed to do that?

It depends on the situation of the patient. If a doctor is on board, he can take care of the patient. If the condition is critical you need to divert and get some help for the patient. We can even call a medical helpline via Sat phone to get some assistance.
And I am sure all available sources were contacted and they came to the decision that a diversion would be best for the health of the kid.

Quoting flyTPA (Reply 7):
I can't think of any other reason why they'd dump thousands of Euros worth of fuel...

Not only the fuel costs... A diversion is pretty expensive, but of course the health of the patient is more important.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3093 times:
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Quoting wilco737 (Reply 8):
A diversion is pretty expensive, but of course the health of the patient is more important.

Is this sort of thing insured for? Or, does the airline just have to take the hit as a risk of doing business?



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3062 times:
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Quoting RussianJet (Reply 9):
Is this sort of thing insured for? Or, does the airline just have to take the hit as a risk of doing business?

No, there is no insurance for it. The airline pays for it.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3006 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 10):

No, there is no insurance for it. The airline pays for it.

That's cool. I mean, in all other emergency situations, no matter if you're lost in some rainforest, on a cruise, everywhere else, and you need to be flown out, you pay for it. Sometimes even embassies let you pay if you want to be part of major evacuation programs in countries where i.e. political conflicts occur...


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