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CO 777 Diversion Due CLE At 1518 Local  
User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5931 times:

Head's up all you Clevelanders...I know its short notice, but if you can catch it, COFlt 11 CDG-IAH, 777-224 (ship #06) is diverting to CLE for a medical emergency.

We're landing on the sixes today, so if you're south of the field, take a look.

Now let's just hope the diversion is successful for the patient.

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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3986 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5889 times:
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lovely this plane will be hours late again today!!


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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6161 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5855 times:

Just picked it up on flight explorer. On final as of 3:19pm local. Hope all ends well.........

ASSFO



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

Has the flight departed CLE yet? My source still shows her over northern Europe (sometimes Flytecomm sucks...)


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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3986 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5608 times:
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yeah shes in CLE right now


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5580 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 3):
sometimes Flytecomm sucks...)

More than sometimes.


User currently offlineCLE757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

Hey Ramp, did you get any photos?


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User currently offlineOptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5429 times:

Well, only my second day on the job and I've already gotten to see a 777 diversion! The funny thing about this one was that after the first medical emergency, the plane got stuck at the gate again by a second onboard. Two medical emergencies on one flight, it has to be rare!

-Andrew


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5322 times:

a CO 777 was in CLE for fuel stop last year - see photo description


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User currently offlineCLE757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5305 times:

We see quite a few diversions in CLE, especially in the summer when the weather is bad in EWR.


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User currently offlineNcflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 487 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

I don't get why the runway is being extended if CLE can handle such a plane already. If I'm not mistaken the runway that is being extended isn't quite done yet?

User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5288 times:

CLE757--No, I didn't get to see it...I'just started vacation and I didn't find out in time either! That's really something about the second emergency while on the ground. You don't see that too often. And yes, tis the season for diversions!

Andrew-- You've already started then? Great...see you around!


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

Yeah, we see CO widebodies regularly as diversions. 762s, 764s, and 777s are all in the database at Cleveland.

Quoting Ncflyer (Reply 10):
If I'm not mistaken the runway that is being extended isn't quite done yet?

The extension of the 9,000 foot 6R/24L is so that widebodies can actually fly trans-oceanic. At 11,250 feet, the runway will be much better suited for such flights. 777s can land/depart on either of the current 2 9,000 footers, in fact we've had everything up to the AN-225 on these runways, but an 11,000 foot runway provides more security and a gurantee a heavy jet can have plenty of concrete. As far as I know, they haven't even begun paving for the new 2,250 feet of 6R/24L as they just in the past year opened the full 9,000 feet of the new 6L/24R.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5040 times:

Damn, that's what happens when you work C-29 and in the Routunda of C-you never see or know what's going on!

I didn't even know the friggin' thing was hear today! Oh, the humanity!!


User currently offlineHjulicher From Liechtenstein, joined Feb 2005, 882 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4939 times:

why does the plane divert to CLE as opposed to other airports. Do airlines purposely divert to their Hubs? If it was a medical emergency, wouldn't make more sense to land as soon as possible?

If many flights are diverted to CLE from EWR, is this because passengers can make their connections from CLE as opposed to another non CO airport?



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User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

Quoting Hjulicher (Reply 14):
why does the plane divert to CLE as opposed to other airports. Do airlines purposely divert to their Hubs? If it was a medical emergency, wouldn't make more sense to land as soon as possible?

CLE would be roughly in the flightplan for CDG-IAH, so the emergency likely occured when they were near CLE. It makes logistical and financial sense to divert to your hub if able. I doubt it had anything to do with conxns. They probably kept everyone else on the plane to continue on to IAH. Most of the other domestic airports CO serves don't see 777's, so they may not have the gates to handle them or the equipment to push them back. In that part of the country, the only airports that see regular 777 service are DTW, ORD, CVG and IAD. Out of these DTW is really the only thing close to CLE



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4770 times:

Quoting Hjulicher (Reply 14):
If many flights are diverted to CLE from EWR, is this because passengers can make their connections from CLE as opposed to another non CO airport?

That's part of it. Most EWR diversions are for wxr, so planes can be diverted for an indefinate amount of time. Landing in CLE allows connections, access to the president's club, and plenty of CO staff to deal with the overflow. NW also often diverts jets to CLE from DTW and UA from IAD. We've seen a few NW 747s and UA 777s around, too.



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

We've had several diversions of CDG-IAH or IAH-CDG flights in the past.

And for heaven's sake people, CLE can handle heavies, both inbound and outbound!!!!!!  banghead 



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