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Why Did AA FLT 79 LGW-DFW Stop In BGR Today?  
User currently offlinePwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4275 times:

I just noted American flt. 79 just landed in BGR about an hour ago enroute to DFW from London. Anybody know if this was another air rage diversion, a medical. or a MX Issue?

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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4087 times:

Medical Emergency. Flight refuled and redeparted.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

Yes, it is for medical emergency in BGR and I just found with these flight tracker and here it is:

Airline American
Flight Number 79
Departure City (Airport) London, England, Great Britain (EGKK)
Departure Time 04/06/2004 02:49 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DFW)
Arrival Time 04/06/2004 08:07 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:02
Aircraft Type Boeing 777-200
Current Altitude 4,600 feet
Current Groundspeed 278 mph
Flight Status In Flight

Airline American
Flight Number 79
Departure City (Airport) London, England, Great Britain (EGKK)
Departure Time 04/06/2004 08:27 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Bangor, ME (BGR)
Arrival Time 04/06/2004 03:55 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 777-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Regards!


User currently offlineN777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Not to piss anyone off, but who cares?

Flights divert all the time.


User currently offlinePwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

I care because Im an airline geek, and anytime an unregular visitor comes around my home airports I I'm curious to know.

User currently offlineThunder9 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3729 times:

Pwm --

As 777Flyer said, it was a medical emergency. More specifically, a pax was having severe chest pains, so it was decided to stop at BGR to boot the pax off! I'm only kidding, folks. The pax was taken to a local hospital, and AA79 continued on to DFW uneventfully.

I was the lucky buck who had the pleasure of rebooking all the connecting pax. Aprox 90 misconnect pax, with about 25 of them having to spend the night in North Texas, courtesy of AA.

All-in-all, it was a rather uneventful divert flight here on the "receiving" end!  Smile

-J



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