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BOM Airport Closed Due To Weather  
User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6991 times:

Mumbai airport is closed due to heavy rains that have shut down all flight operations.

BA 139 diverted to DXB
AF 134 diverted to DEL
AZ 770 diverted to DEL
DL 118 diverted to MAA
NW 42 diverted to DEL
LH 756 cancelled

SR 103

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User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3345 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6919 times:
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DL118 to MAA eh? why didnt they divert to AMD? BLR is closer than MAA too...


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User currently offlineN60659 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 654 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6912 times:

Quoting LFutia (Reply 1):
BLR is closer than MAA too...

Ramp space at BLR is very limited. I wonder if that is why flights were diverted to MAA instead.

-N60659



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User currently offlineTokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

Well Delta serves MAA so it's easier there to get customer service, ground handling and fuel support...it was probably planned as the destination alternate prior to the departure...I would say diverting to an off-line airport is probably done as absolute last resort especially in a foreign country. Just because there was an airport close by does not necessary mean it's the best place to go from the operational standpoint.

TokyoNarita.

[Edited 2005-07-26 22:12:09]

User currently offlineVivek0072 From India, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6820 times:

Forget rains, that airport should be closed forever, it sucks.


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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

Today, LH, NW, LX cancelled their flights, too as far as I know...

Any news of when it's going to open again?

Regards,



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User currently offlineAirish From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6579 times:

NDTV are saying on their website on the Last Update Time: 7/27/2005 7:45:00 PM IST AIRPORT RUNWAY CLEARED FOR LANDING, ALL SYSTEMS OPERATIONAL

Its the grey part of the page

http://www.ndtv.com/homepage/default.asp

I wonder if the AI131 is still going to happen and if VS cancelled their flight to BOM to early.

http://www.baa.co.uk/portal/site/def...en&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=token



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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6537 times:

To our Indian friends....

Is any live flight information available somewhere on the net for Mumbai Airport?

Thanks



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6487 times:

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A Very Tough & Abnormal day at Mumbai [Bombay] yesterday.The Rains started Pouring & just did not stop.Never seen such flooding before out here.Thousands stranded.In fact Electricity just restored a few hrs ago after 28 hrs.
No Electricity,No Cellphone coverage a few Landlines Functioning the whole of yesterday Evening.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1373 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6456 times:

The AI flight from DEL to YYZ has been delayed indefinetly as DEL didn't have the a/c to fly, which was stuck up at BOM. What happened to the one that flew previously from YYZ (on Sunday)?

User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1373 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6460 times:

Quoting LFutia (Reply 1):
DL118 to MAA eh? why didnt they divert to AMD? BLR is closer than MAA too..

Haha , closer doesn't mean bigger. What about Pune, Nagpur, Goa etc.Does that make sense?
TexDr. should be happy!

[Edited 2005-07-27 18:49:12]

User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2892 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6436 times:

Its around 10pm and i just got electricity in my locality, which was gone from 430pm yesterday over 30 hrs without electricity, which was just pathetic.

My dad walked around 15kms through the water and reached the domestic airport where he slept for 3 hrs and continuoed his journey and reached home at 10am after leaving office which is 22 kms from our house at 6pm.

Me and mom were simialarly trapped and it took us 9hrs to cover a distance 7km to reach my house.

I just looked at NDTV and they are showing aerial pics of BOM airport and cargo vehicles are covered and the tires of all 320s and 73Gs looked entirely submerged.

This has been the worst rainfall at Mumbai in the last 100 yrs.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 11):

Great to hear all Well.Hows the Subway level now.I needed to go East.What about Bandra Flyover.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAirish From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6393 times:

What happened to the one that flew previously from YYZ (on Sunday)?

On AI flights information that flight went on from DEL to BOM and AI187 was supposed to start BOM according to AI website schedules. Don’t know what is happening with AI at the moment as the website seems to be down.

My guess is AI had to position the 777 for maintenance. I was looking forward to that flight as it would have nearly been the routing of when AI used to fly to BHX in the 80s routing BOM-DEL-ATQ- Moscow -BHX. Anyway I wonder if its crew that has delayed the flight as there should be 777 with coming from Dhaka which should operated AI150 to CCU.



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12515 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6364 times:

In general, day to day operations, what is the normally used runway there? I note from one of the charts that there is a runway - 32/14 - which doesn't have a parallel taxiway. Is that regularly used?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6351 times:

Normally 09-27 is used. Rnwy 27 mainly.
14-32 is the other Runway.Normally not used unless 09-27 is under Mx.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2892 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6339 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
Hows the Subway level now.I needed to go East.What about Bandra Flyover

Think of travelling only tomorrow morning, the subway is flodded till my chest and i am 5'11, as for Bandra Flyover---traffic is moving but at the rate of Inches the problem is that all the Heavies--trucks and busses have occupied WE. Express Highway.


User currently offlineThunderbird1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6313 times:

Holy mackerel. 37 inches of rain in one day. Very sad to hear news of the deaths.

User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2892 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6278 times:

Quoting Thunderbird1 (Reply 17):
Very sad to hear news of the deaths

Yup, sad indeed there is a dead body lying in one of my bilanes, and when we told the cops about it, they reply was "what can we do"

BTW, heard that the first flights just landed at BOM, any news on that.???


User currently offlineAirIndiaOne From India, joined Mar 2005, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6241 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 18):
BTW, heard that the first flights just landed at BOM, any news on that.???

Localizer for 09 was available for sometime around 9 pm. But it shut off again and there is no activity at the airport.
Not sure which act. landed (if any).
NDTV has falsely reported that airport is operational.



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User currently offline9V-SPJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6196 times:

I know this is not aviation related, but what is the situation like in Andheri West? My grandparents live there and we havent been able to contact them. What is the flooding, electricity and water situation like over there?
Thanks in advance

9V-SPJ


User currently offlineAirIndiaOne From India, joined Mar 2005, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6182 times:

Quoting 9V-SPJ (Reply 20):
what is the situation like in Andheri West?

Situation is easing up...water is receding. Electricity has been restored in 90% area of Mumbai. Im not sure about cell phone networks, most of them still appear to be jammed while landlines are completely out in many parts of the city. No rains since the evening of 27th uptil now

One VLC just landed at 27. Commercial airlines will only operate from 10 am on 28th.



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2892 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6140 times:

Quoting 9V-SPJ (Reply 20):
What is the flooding, electricity and water situation like over there?

AFAIK, andheri west got electricity about 20 mins ago but then again my friend who lives there told me that all buildings in his area do not have it fully restored as yet.

Mobile networks have just begun to come back online---i suggest giving them a try now,


User currently offlineAirish From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6101 times:

Nice to hear things starting to come back. Maybe AI will then be able to get their website up. Lets hope commercial airlines will operate from 10 am on 28th. I know the weather forecast on http://uk.weather.com/index.html is for more rain one hopes this does not cause many problems for aircraft.

Also according to the BHX website AI187A is scheduled for a 13.10 arrival.



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User currently offlineVivek0072 From India, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6028 times:

Quoting Vivek0072 (Reply 4):
Forget rains, that airport should be closed forever, it sucks.

Sorry for my nasty remark, I did not know that the situation is really bad and it has beaten the Cherrapunji record. My sister told that a lot of rail + roads to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa have been blocked.

Is the situation improving or is it still bad ?My condolences to all those lost their near and dear ones.



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25 Post contains images Jasepl :
26 AirIndiaOne : LATEST ON BOM: IC 687 has departing to DEL under special VFR conditions. Still no NAVAIDS available, few landings at 09 with help of PAPI. VT-TAT , a
27 Karan69 : Normal commercial aircrafts like the 737s,32x,, etc etc.. not helicopters and gliders and smaller propeller aircrafts
28 Airish : According to BAA website as AI website is still down this is the information on flights from to India for Heathrow currently. 11:30 AI101 MUMBAI DELAY
29 Post contains links BOEING787 : Latest situation courtsey: MID-DAY: http://web.mid-day.com/news/city/2005/july/114934.htm With limited navigational aid made available by the Airports
30 Aseem : and now TOI says that Gujrat is next(again). Good luck to folks flying to AMD. rgds VT-ASJ
31 HAWK21M : Only a Few 9W & IC flt departing using 14-32.09-27 is still u/s. Landings included Nair visiting Mumbai High. Things should smoothen out by Evening. r
32 Mrniji : Just returned from TXL - FRA and checked the AI counters at FRA.. a mess as usual with 4 jumbus departing Thursday ( houndreds of mostly Westerners/Ge
33 BOEING787 : Update from Lufthansa: You are aware that the unfortunate monsoon havoc in Western Maharashtra has also caused massive damage to the Mumbai internatio
34 Post contains images HAWK21M : Sad case.Was Moving thru the City this Afternoon & the Devastation was tremendous.The Juhu Airport [SV Road] wall partially had collapsed.A lot of Veh
35 Post contains images Aseem : hope the localizers are in place, last time somebody stole them. Who knows might being used to mend a house. cheers! VT-ASJ
36 Post contains images HAWK21M : Mumbai Back on track........ regds MEL
37 Post contains images Aseem : MEL!! be ready for all that extra work..pumping water out of the engine. cheers! VT-ASJ
38 LFutia : Hope things can get back to normal very soon. 1 question though.. how do u merge a flight. ive always been curious about that? and with all of these s
39 Karan69 : My DAD visited our office area,Fortunately our workers survived 33 hrs in our office which was flooded upto 13feet, they also told him that if that A
40 Aseem : agreed!! Mumbai moves with the speed of its suburban trains. The moment they starts running, so does the city!! Cheers to all Mumbaikars!! VT-ASJ
41 BlrBird : Just to give a magnitude of rains BOM got on the first day! It dumped 37.6 inches in less than 10 hrs.
42 Post contains images Knoxibus : This is awful. This brings back bad memories. The place I come from (RUN), has several world records for rainfall (from 12hrs to 2 weeks IIRC). We got
43 Post contains images HAWK21M : Lucky for me All our Aircraft were out of BOM. Unfortunate rumours of Dam bursting & water flowing are creeping in leading to Panic in certain Areas
44 Post contains images Mrniji : I was booked on AI tomorrow via BOM to DEL, but now it was changed to QR due to these unforseeable circumstances - so I will unfortunately bypass BOM
45 Karan69 : In a way good for you, Subin.---Atleast you will get to try a 5* rated airline in that of Qatar---Do write a Trip Report.
46 Post contains images Mrniji : My NBO Report is still due... will try my best, but time - when is yours from the 9W340 coming?
47 HAWK21M : Due 09-27 Nav Aids still under Mx,We've been optng Our Flts in the Day since Yesterday. If the Nav Aids are in Serviceable then 09-27 will be used for
48 Karan69 : 40% of it is ready should be done by tom or even tonight.
49 Post contains links HAWK21M : Another Setback.With the AI B744 Overrun on 14-32. http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/2245970/ http://www.airliners.net/
50 Post contains images HAWK21M : BOM Airport was closed for some time again today following low Visability. Right now the Suns Shining. regds MEL
51 Karan69 : I finished writing it, its really long, but unfortunately myaviaiton.net have deleted some of my pics So i re-uploaded them and will post it AS soon
52 EurostarVA : Could anyone please try answering my above question on Live Flight Information being available on the net for Mumbai Airport?
53 HAWK21M : To common public Unfortunately NO. regds MEL
54 Post contains images AirIndiaOne : AAI has been working on that for over 3 years ) What flight do u want to know about ?
55 HAWK21M : It happened yesterday & again Today.Visability dropped & Flights circling above. When will Mumbai return to normal.Maybe another 2-3 days. regds MEL
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