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One For The Luton Mob  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Just read on Pprune, that a BA 747 has diverted into LTN due poor weather at LHR.
Reg: G-CIVB


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Runway is too short for 747 ops at LTN surely?


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

This is the METAR for heathrow from 1750
2006/03/09 17:50 EGLL 091750Z 25011KT 9999 FEW035 SCT048 08/05 Q0996

In the people that cant understand

Temperature 8°c (46°f) Temperature
Humidity 63%
Wind direction West South West (250 degrees)
Wind speed 11 MPH (knots)
Clouds are Few @ 3500 feet (1066 metar)
Scattered @ 4800 feet (1462 metar)

Precipitation None

And lutons one:
2006/03/09 17:50 EGGW 091750Z 25016KT 9999 FEW025 07/04 Q0994

Temperature 7°c (45°f) Temperature
Humidity 57%
Wind direction West South West (250 degrees)
Wind speed 16 MPH (knots)
Clouds are Few @ 2500 feet (761 metar)

I believe this is correct, If it is wrong someone please correct me

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 1):
Runway is too short for 747 ops at LTN surely?

Nope - football charters have made it in before. It should be fine for a positioning flight to LHR, particularly if the pax can all be bussed from LTN.

Seems odd that it is a wx diversion, hardly seems like diversion conditions!



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Thunderstorms earlier in the afternoon. A/c landed at LTN just after 4pm


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User currently offlineBA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Yeah the Luton yahoo list states that it is a fuel diversion. It's the first -400 series to visit Luton i think.

What weather conditions could make this flight 'run out' of fuel?!?

BA0284 Smile


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting BA0284 (Reply 5):
What weather conditions could make this flight 'run out' of fuel?!?

Too much time in the hold @ Londres Heatrow?  Wink



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 4):
Thunderstorms earlier in the afternoon

Ah that could be the case, as i was coming home from school i could see thunder storm like clouds coming from the luton area (I live roughly 20 mins from there)

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Unusual for it not to go to LGW. Must have been low on fuel.

No doubt that will probably come up on my sim course now.  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2040 times:

Apparently the pax are still onboard the 747, nearly 4 hours after landing  Wow!


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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2002 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 9):

Do they not have airstairs for it then or something?

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

G-CIVB from LAX diverted to LTN due to low fuel, aircraft stayed on ground for the night, pax got off about 8pm. got pics on phone, will try put on here at some point.

Glenn



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 11):
G-CIVB from LAX diverted to LTN due to low fuel, aircraft stayed on ground for the night, pax got off about 8pm. got pics on phone, will try put on here at some point.

Understand it left LTN @ 2355 last night.
Also read on Pprune, a Varig Log MD-11F due in today



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User currently offlineBA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

So would BA just have put everyone on a coach to LHR then? or would they actually fly everyone for 10 mins!?!
Sorry about the weird question, but i have no idea! I'm surprised the LTN runway could handle a 747, not the longest runway in the world!!

BA0284  Smile


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Some pics i managed to get with mobile phone!





Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
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