Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2810 times:
Yesterday, I returned to ATL from DUB. I flew Aer Lingus from DUB to AMS and KLM from AMS to ATL. Upon landing at about 2:15 p.m., I noticed that the SAA A346 was still at the international terminal. Normally this plane leaves around 10:00. Why was it still in ATL? Were there mechanical problems or was it late departing JNB or CPT?
Dairbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
I believe the date in question is Saturday, March 26. I don't know the reason why it was delayed but I saw it leave the gate about one hour late, taxi to the end of the runway, then taxi back to the terminal. It was still there when I left work about 2:45 pm.
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AV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
I saw the aircraft push back from the gate around 11:30AM on Saturday the 26th, but when I left for PHX on 26L around 2:15PM it was still there back at the same gate with the number 1 engine panels open, my guess would be mechanical.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
Sorry about that guys. I certainly did mean the 26th. I was very tired when I wrote it though since I had gotten out of bed at 2:45 a.m. in Dublin and had not had any meaningful sleep by the time I wrote this in the evening in Atlanta. March 18th was the day I left. Sorry for the confusion.