AA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 506 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5512 times:
Today, Lufthansa's Flight 418 Frankfurt-Washington/Dulles diverted to Amsterdam. D-ABTB was parked at gate E22 from 15.16 til 17.06. I saw some ambulance near that aircraft. Can anyone confirm that it was a medical diversion?
SPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5322 times:
can confirm that it was a medical diversion/emergency. The emergency call was that a passenger had a cerebral (brain bleeding?). After investigation by the ambulance personal and police, it turned out that the passenger was only drunk??? So it LOOKED like if the pilot wanted to get rid of the passenger, before flying over the ocean. Flight arrived 15:16 and left 17:06.
AA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 506 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5060 times:
Thanks for the info, fellow Dutchman! I'm just glad it wasn't something serious. They must have dumped a lot of fuel and I think the airlines should find a way to be able to prosecute drunk passengers. Can you imagine if the flight crew would exceed their maximum working hours and an airline is supposed to cancel the flight, put 200+ passengers in a hotel, rebook them etc.