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AA A300 Diversion Into GCM  
User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

An AA A300-600 just came in here (GCM) tonight (Wed about 6PM local) as a result of some emergency diversion. It was fine, taxied to terminal no prob, but I don't think it was a sick passenger---they dismebarked all the pax and it looks like they are stuck here for awhile.

Anyone have any idea where it was coming from/to?

That's about as big an a/c as we ever see in GCM

Regards,

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User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Whatever problem they had with that a/c it was defintiely mechanical related---someone just told meit arrived with a little smoke and fire trucks were dispatched---as I say though---all is well--saw it with my own eyes, though not landing (Cayman is so small!)

Still I am quite curious how it got here---probably MIA to somewhere in latin America where they use the 300 and might be overflying or near Cayman--


User currently offlineAAnalyst From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Landed with a fuel problem.

There's a field trip of mechanics coming down from MIA to work on the aircraft. Passengers are being protected on a new aircraft coming from MIA.



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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Cayman-

You mentioned, "That's about as big an a/c as we ever see in GCM".

I don't think so. The Boeing 777 British Airways flew to GCM scheduled last year. They changed to 767 currently. The 777 is bigger than Airbus 300 in GCM airport.


Big777jet





User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

Oh by the way,

Does Air Jamaica ever fly to GCM with Airbus 300 or 310? I am not sure if they are still service I would guess they are using A320.

Big777jet



User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Big777--

Funny, you're the second person to tell me that BA used to fly the 777 in here so I take your word for it---but they must have switched to 763 a little over 2 years ago---I've been here 2 years now and it's always been a 763 since I've been here----believe me I'd love to see a 777 in here---this Island is very small----no spotting areas quite as dramatic as St Maarten but still you can enjoy spotting from some pretty good vantage points--

Air Jamaica only recently resumed jet service in here at all, and it's a 320--never a widebody---I have seen on rare occasion 321---but up until a couple months back they were all Dash in here----

So the AA A300 is as big as we've seen here----at least in a long while. BA 763 and AC762 are the next biggest--cheers--


User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

PS--

AAnalyst---out of curiosity where was that A300 with the fuel problem going to/from?


User currently offlineMIAskies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

Definetly originated in MIA, as MIA is A300-600R capital for AA after SJU/SDQ.


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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

That again raises the question, why GCM? Seems like SDQ or something in the Dominican would be lots closer?

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=SJU-MIA-GCM&PATH-UNITS=mi&PATH-COLOR=red

Craig
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User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

I figured origin MIA--but I guess it depends on where it was going as to why it came here---

Many flights to Peru/Ecuador/Bolivia overfly Cayman---


User currently offlineFLFlyGuy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 244 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2524 times:
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It was flight 972 from SJO-MIA. The airplane stayed in GCM until Thursday afternoon (Aug 5) when it was ferried to MIA.


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