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9-11 Diversions At Your Home Airport  
User currently offlineIrishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 386 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9184 times:

I was just wondering if anyone saw any strange airlines or aircraft that were diverted to your home airport on 9-11-01.

At SFO on that day there were 3 744's from NWA, a Thai 744 and a I believe a Malaysian 744 if my memory serves me. All were diverted to SFO en route to their various destinations.

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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9123 times:

At YHM - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada:

1 Northwest DC-10
2 American B767s
1 United A320

The United 320 was in the next gate over at Logan to one of the doomed flights. Very sad day that is burned into my memory.

Andy



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User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9101 times:

My home airport, Halifax, had the bulk of 9-11 diversions.

Just to name a few:

4 777s Continental, United, American and BA
4 767s Delta, American & US Airways
4 744s BA, Singapore, Lufthansa and Virgin (I think)
1 330 Swissair




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User currently offlineIrishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9044 times:

You guys in Canada had a bunch. The Thai 744 enroute to LAX was diverted to SFO with two FA-18's escorting it. Sad day but an incredible sight!!! Any Canadian air force jets do any escorting???

User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8982 times:

Picture of Halifax...




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User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8921 times:

You guys in Canada had a bunch. The Thai 744 enroute to LAX was diverted to SFO with two FA-18's escorting it. Sad day but an incredible sight!!! Any Canadian air force jets do any escorting???

The Canadian government and military barely knew what was going on..... much less have the capability to escort anything into or out of our airspace. Most of our CF-18s are based in Cold Lake, AB and Bagotville, QB.... so they're in a relatively poor position to be scrambled out to incoming jets on the east or west seaboards.

I recall that a KAL Cargo 747 had to be escorted into Whitehorse, Yukon by American fighters because we simply didn't have the resources to respond.



"Talk to me, Goose..."
User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2434 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8891 times:

GRR- Grand Rapids, MI- our 9/11 notables.

NWA 744: PEK (Beijing)-DTW
CO 757: EWR-SFO
SWA 737-??? (couldn't tell type)
Air Canada CRJ

and others too....



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User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8837 times:

YVR had 34 diverted jets.

Northwest: 744's, 742's, DC10
United: 744's, 777's
American: 777's
China Airlines: 744's
Air China: 744
China Eastern (I think thats the name): MD11
ANA: 744's, 777's
Asiana: 744's, 777's
JAL: 744's, 742
Lufthansa: 742
Korean Air: 744's, 742
Singapore: 744
Phillipene Air: A343
Cathay: 744's

These were ontop of the numerous Air Canada, Canada 3000, Westjet, Air Transat diverts. Air Canada's two hangers had roughly 20-25 planes parked in front of them to make room at the gates for the other diverted aircraft.

Northwest alone had 10 747's and 1 DC10 divert here, very very impressive (since we don't get 747 service). We also had around 15 777's divert here from various airlines, that was cool since we didn't have any scheduled 777 service at that time. I wish I could upload my pictures that I took, but they weren't taken on a good camera.



EH.
User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8729 times:

YYT had 25 diversions.

Sabena: A330 x3
KLM: B763 x1
U.S. Airways: B762 x1
Air Canada: B763 x1
Continental: B762 x1, B757 x2
Delta: B763 x8, B777 x3
American: B777 x2
United: B777 x2
Air Transat: L1011-500 x1
Plus a sked AC A319 that got stuck on the ground after airspace was closed.

We had them parked together good and tight because we were told to expect up to 65 planes in total.

AC_B777



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User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8627 times:

No known deversions at GPT (Gulfport/Biloxi),but we did have an Airtran 717 and Southeast DC9 grounded at the pax terminal.


GEAUX SAINTS!
User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8592 times:

I was on Kauai, Hawaii during 9/11 and was away from home. I've always wondered how LAX, ONT, SNA, BUR & LGB looked during the grounding.

Watching national and local news during this national tragedy only showed brief moments of LAX and focused on the 3 flights bound for LAX and the one bound for SFO.

Does anyone have pics or their versions of how Southern California Airports faired?

- Ron
Western DC-10-10



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User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8573 times:

Three or four jets diverted to Keflavik, Iceland on Sept. 11th, 2001. There were two 747-400 from Lufthansa (D-ABVW & D-ABVH) and one or two 767-300 from SAS (LN-RCE). It was raining that day so I didn't get very good pictures.


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User currently offlineTed747 From Australia, joined Jul 2003, 195 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8505 times:

Hi guys - in the pic of Halifax - are those aircraft parked on a taxiway or runway? Were passengers confined to the aircraft or allowed to disembark? Where on earth did the airlnes put all the passengers in hotels? Parked so close together it must have taken ages to clear them all out again.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8501 times:

As I recall, we had roughly 22 airliners on the ground at MSY, the only oddities being a National 757, and an America West 757. Everything else was everyday stuff, I recall WN having Nevada One here during the grounding.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8473 times:

Hi guys - in the pic of Halifax - are those aircraft parked on a taxiway or runway? Were passengers confined to the aircraft or allowed to disembark? Where on earth did the airlnes put all the passengers in hotels?

I believe they're parked on one of the runways.

They were allowed to disembark... there are other pictures of YHZ that evening showing several dozen school buses assembled to pick up the pax.

And a lot of the folks weren't put up in hotels by the airlines they were travelling..... the locals in many Canadian cities accepted people into their homes for a place to stay, and communities set up emergency shelters in schools & community centres, hotels offered free rooms, and the community came out with donations of food, clothing, toiletries and money.



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User currently offlineTed747 From Australia, joined Jul 2003, 195 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8451 times:

You guys really showed the world how you can pull together in such a dreadful situation.

User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 743 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8411 times:

I was working a BA 767 (the only BA 767 that went to YHZ - all the other transatlantic BA 767s went to Moncton I believe) that diverted into YHZ on 9/11 & we were the 4th or 5th aircraft to have diverted in (out of 39 non Canadian aircraft). Our passengers were held on board for only 4-5 hours, wheras some of the later arrivals passengers waited for 10-11 hours. The Canadian authorities were absolutely amazing in their organisation & treatment of both the passengers & crews alike. Our passengers ended up in a Canadian Red Cross centre that had been set up in a conference centre that was due to host an event with Canadian PM Jean Chretien.....by all accounts they were treated very well & a buffet was set up with the food that was to be served for the Prime Minesterial event.......also the local Kennel Club put on a dog show for the stranded travellers. As for the crews, all spent the first night on board their respective aircraft & many a second night. On the morning of 9/12 2 Air Canada crew who had worked LHR-St Johns-YHZ on 9/11 arrived at our aircraft with a flat bed truck & pulled up to door 1 left. They then stood on a plastic crate & passed up breakfast to us, with 2 of us lying on our stomachs reaching out of the aircraft door.......the 2 stewardesses from AC had been on duty since leaving LHR & were part of the YHZ emergency committee.....great gals! 5 hotel rooms were found for our crew of 11 mid evening of 9/12 & we then spent 2 nights in YHZ downtown (very enjoyable considering the circumstances) & enjoyed the hospitality of the Nova Scotians. The area has suffered more than it's fair share of disasters, SR111 & a massive explosion in Halifax harbour which wiped out a large percentage of its population many years ago, yet the people were upbeat & very welcoming. We finally got a call to leave for the airport on the morning of 9/14 & waited our turn to taxy to the terminal & reboard our remaing passengers who had not continued their journey by surface transport & arrived back to LGW mid evening on 9/14.
Standing on the runway at ground level surrounded by nearly 40 large jets was something I will never forget, nor am likely to repeat.

Other YHZ diversions, parked close to us, were:
SQ 744
CO 757
AIH 767
AMM 767
AF 340
SR 330
SK 767 (on which an escape slide was deployed whilst parked up)
5 or 6 assorted BA 777s & 744s
& many more.....



Worked on - Caravelle Mercure A300 A320 F27 SD3-60 BAe146 747-100/200/400 DC10-30 767 777 737-400 757 A319 A321
User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8398 times:

Anyone know of any at Milwaukee (MKE), my home airport?

User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8356 times:

If you look up on this website for pictures at Gander, Newfoundland (Canada) and St. John, Newfoundland you will also see a lot of diversions on 9/11.

God bless everyone through Jesus Christ with lots of love,

Jeff



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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3401 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8352 times:

PHL:
AF 777
CO 738 x2
CO 73G
CO 762
AE 135 x3
CO 145 x2
UA 733 x2

that's all i can think of, some of the planes might be wrong(like a 733 could have been a 735)


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 8305 times:

YXY....
1 Condor B767-300ER
1 Korean Air Cargo B747-200F
1 Korean Airlines B747-400
3 Air North HS748s
1 Air NorthBeech 99
1 Air Canada B737-200Adv

A real rush hour for our airport Big grin
(yes it did brake records for our airport plus a few runway lights)

CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 822 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 8265 times:

I didn't know that PHL got a CO 767, kinda interesting... Personally I rather drive up to Newark to see a CO 767 then to have one diverted here by a tragedy.

User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3005 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8198 times:
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Well, North Bay didnt get many, if any at all (i wasnt here at the time but ive been variously told 1x Dash 8 and 1x A319 or nothing).

This is rather odd considering YYB is the listed diversion point for Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and we certainly have the room (10000x250' runway, lots of ramp). So whats the reason?

Ok ill tell ya... directly adjacent to YYB is this: "Canadian Armed Forces Base North Bay, 22 Wing, NORAD Command/ Canadian Sector Air Operations Center"
As soon as an Air Defense Emergency was declared, YYB was locked down, nothing in or out. All access to YYB was blocked (with APCs!) and any vehicle entering the zone was searched.



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User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8186 times:

Not sure about all the diversions at CLT, but I do know that we had a good number of United jets, I remember seeing on the news a couple of 757's, 767's. I believe they said that most of the United jets were on their way from Floriday to IAD, and vice versa. Anyone else know of any diversions at CLT?
Adam


User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8188 times:

Not sure about all the diversions at CLT, but I do know that we had a good number of United jets, I remember seeing on the news a couple of 757's, 767's. I believe they said that most of the United jets were on their way from Florida to IAD, and vice versa. Anyone else know of any diversions at CLT?
Adam


25 Adam T. : Sorry for the double post, realised I had a typo in my first post, and then corrected it.
26 Usairways85 : USAir330: seriously, i'd rather just see one in EWR than for one to be diverted here because of a tragedy. BTW i believe it was in route from IAH-EWR.
27 FlyCMH : There were approximately 25 diverted aircraft parked on the east pad at Port Columbus, plus all the aircraft parked at the terminal that were supposed
28 AIR757200 : I'm sure someone here can give a more accurate account for DTW. I went to work 9/13 (I had the two days prior off). I recall... I think two ANA 744's
29 HlywdCatft : YEah there were two ANA 744s at DTW that day, anyone know where they came from or were heading? I can only think of one airport east of DTW that would
30 UPSfueler : In Rockford, Illinois(RFD) we had 3 diversions. UAL 767-300 JFK-SFO Spirit MD-80 National 757-200 LAS-ORD * The UAl 767-300 was directly in front and
31 Surrenr : What aircraft were diverted to Cleveland (CLE) and Akron/Canton (CAK)?
32 An-225 : Does anyone have info of DEN diversions? That would be appreciated. Alex.
33 Lionel : Does anybody remember the LH 340 that returned without landing to Germany? How long has it been in the air? What distance did it fly?
34 Irishpower : Obviously this is an emotional topic. I didn't think I would have this kind of response. I can't believe it has been two years. I remember driving pas
35 Staggerwing : Does anybody remember what town in Southwest Kansas that had a bunch of diversions? I seem to remember reading somewhere that the passengers on the pl
36 BN747 : LAX was the same as SFO...so quiet you hear a mouse pissing on cotton! The freeways belonged to whoever wanted them. But seeeing the airport so button
37 JMChladek : I don't recall what civilian aircraft were at OMA that day as I was working (and wishing I was anywhere but at work frankly). But, we did get one famo
38 Bmacleod : Prior to 9-11, -the last time a 744 landed here in Halifax (YHZ) was in 1992 when KLM ended their 3-year service YHZ-AMS. -The largest Boeing in YHZ w
39 Qb001 : Montreal (both YUL and YMX) got 20 diversions approx. But I did not keep track exactly what they were. I remember I had an appointment with my dentist
40 TransGlobal2 : Regarding some earlier questions above; One of the NH 744s at DTW was a NRT-IAD flight. Cleveland took a Delta 763 that FAA and ATC officials thought
41 AIR757200 : HlywdCatft, About a month ago, I was at the airport going to MIA and as I was walking from AA Cargo to Smith Terminal, I thought US had an A321 parked
42 Dan2002 : "What aircraft were diverted to Cleveland (CLE) and Akron/Canton (CAK)?" I would like to know also. -Dan
43 Elwood64151 : MCI saw a JetBlue A320 and an AA 767-300 "Luxury Liner", among others. All Vanguard aircraft were sitting at home or within a few minutes of the 'port
44 BR715-A1-30 : FL 717s of course, NW 744, NW DC10, NW A320, CO 767-400, DL 767-200, DL 777-200 (or 764). These were just some that I saw.
45 CALMSP : CAK got our DC-10 EWR-HNL as well as EWR-DEN. MKE was a 73G EWR-YVR & EWR-SEA 738, both these aircraft were halfway b/t MKE and GRR but kept going on
46 CanyonBlue : ROC got a AA 738 BDL-ORD, HP express BOS-CMH CRJ. Those were the only two I saw, I know there was a lot from USAir.
47 StevenUhl777 : I knew EUG or PDX had a UA 733 that had left YVR bound for SFO, and landed there once the skies were closed and everyone ordered down. Given it happen
48 Post contains images Polnebmit : No diversion of aircraft here to NYC. We were one of the first ones to shut down.
49 ExpressJet_ERJ : CLE got a Delta 767-400. Dunno what else we had. I just remebered that aircraft on the news because he was flying BOS-to somewhere on the Westcoast,
50 Skywatcher : I generally don't wish harm to anybody but I hope a cruise missile gets diverted to Osama Bin Laden's groin area soon. The incredible response to the
51 N766UA : The DL 764 at CLE was also isolated because they thought there may be a bomb on board. That's the only diversion I know of, though.
52 Olympus69 : I can't find the list I had for YYZ, but we got about 25 diversions. NW had the most - DC9, DC10 and 747s. AA had a 777 and a few smaller types. SQ ha
53 Post contains links and images UA 777 : LH redirected 7 planes to Gander and Halifax that day, about 1.500 LH passangers had to stay there for up to a week. LH was so thankful for the suppor
54 RayChuang : I don't think SFO got many diversions because at that time in the morning there are no international flights in and out of SFO and the domestic flight
55 Tailfin : Shannon, Ireland had several Delta aircraft I heard of, as well as the return of the Aer Lingus A330s that had just left.
56 Fly_yhm : Gander did get a lot too. Lufthansa has named an A340-300 after there 2 cities.
57 Wedgetail737 : ICT had several interesting airlines: Many HP A320's and A319's North American 738 Air Canada A320 Jetblue A320 Several UA 737's
58 Irishpower : Actually SFO had quite a bit. There was still diverted traffic landing around 12 noon PST. Quite a few NWA 747's and a Thai 744.
59 Zobatc : The CO DC-10 HNL-EWR was diverted to Youngstown, OH (YNG), I have pics of it. Also several CO 737s were diverted there.
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