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User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Does anyone know roughly what percentage of flights are diverted because of a medical emergency on board or for technical problems.Or the average number of hours an airliner will fly before it is diverted ?.ive flown 65 times most long haul but ive never been on a flight thats been diverted.


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3627 times:

I remember flying ATA back in 1996 from IND. THe original flight(s) were IND-PIE-FLL (change planes at PIE--talking about history!). I think there were storms in FLL so they flew us to MIA and bussed us up to FLL. And to imagine that PIE was a "connecting" airport  Big thumbs up


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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

In 1485 commercial flights I have been diverted exactly once.

User currently offlineUSrampleadSTL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

In terms of actual percentages, I would guess something like 0.05% or less for medical emergencies and technical problems. Much more often, diversions occur due to weather.


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6002 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Out of the 3200 flights that I have worked, I have only had to divert 1 due to a medical emergency.


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User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3527 times:

Jeez...

I've been diverted three times:

LGA-DFW diverted to BHM (Birmingham, AL) for fuel.

LHR-JFK diverted back to LHR because of a flap problem.

LHR-JFK diverted back to LHR because we had no water on the a/c (don't ask!).

Nearly had a medical diversion on a DFW-ORD (they made an announcement in the cabin looking for a doctor) but fortunately we continued on...

JH


User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3508 times:

whoops, I couldn't edit for some reason. I have been diverted 2 times in 1485 flights.

I had a coworker that had 2 diversions from MSP-SFO on the same flight for medical emergencies I guess he was cursed!


User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

thanks for the replies,ive found some info on google as well.e.g deaths on board 0.05 per million passengers


your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25049 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

At a major US airline the overall diversion rate for all reasons is approximately nearly 1 in 1000 flights. This can covers everything from mechanical, weather and medical issues.
Obviously if weather hits a hub one can experience multiple diversions in one day, however other times the airline can go days if not a week or more without a single diversion.



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