Departs: RST Arrives: MSP
Scheduled: -- Scheduled: 6:40PM
Estimated: 9:33PM Estimated: 10:16PM
Note: Diversion/delay due to flight crew discretion.
Flight left the gate at 9:33PM but has not taken off.
Status: Left Gate
Weather at MSP isn't the best but is certainly good enough for a DC-10 landing. Is this flight being diverted because of a medical emergency. I know that the AMS-MSP flights get a lot of passengers continuing to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Could the condition of a passenger gotten serious? If so, why wouldn't they continue to MSP?
They cancelled their flight plan to MSP at 7:42pm CST and filed one to RST at that time. They landed in RST at about 8:00pm CST. The latest is that they left the gate at 9:33pm but haven't taken off yet (9:45pm).
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XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4292 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4960 times:
Ok, aside from my joking.. this is almost obviously a fuel logistical stop. Burn was higher than predicted, and thus the airplane could not be re-released to destination. Have a seat while we splash on some more fuel.
Nwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4667 times:
OK...for those suspecting fuel issues, its crap. Ive worked NW055 AMS-MSP and to go to RST instead is a longer flight. We come straight down from the YQT/DLH area/north shore of lake superior, directly in to MSP. To go to RST is to continue southeastward. So, close but no cigar on the fuel ideas.