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Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada  
User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8425 times:
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An EI plane travelling from ORD to DUB was forced to divert to Goose Bay last night.

Here is the article from RTE (Irish National Broadcaster)

http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0416/aerlingus.html?rss

It seems that a smell of burning plastic forced the plane to divert to Goose Bay.

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8393 times:

I expected a security diversion.

Airplanes are machines, things to break from time to time, luckily it was nothing serious. The "lucky" pax got a side trip to northern Canada.


User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8329 times:

Any news on what the actual problem was?

Hey, I wouldnt mind spending a couple of free days on the east coast!

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8139 times:

I thought it was going to be a bomb threat because last week Aer Arann, FR and IB had threats. Good to hear it was nothing like that!
Thanks for the info EI787.


User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8006 times:

Hmm... I wonder who would win in a drinking contest, the Irish or the Newfies.


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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1163 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7989 times:

This isn't good for EI. They don't have any spare planes lying around that can take this one's place on other flights. Good to hear that it wasn't serious, though.  thumbsup 

Thanks for the article EI787.

Regards,
Btriple7



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User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 5):
This isn't good for EI. They don't have any spare planes lying around that can take this one's place on other flights.

It seems they've had something going on anyways, they've been subbing out flights to JFK and BOS to North American, World and Euro Atlantic.


User currently offlineShamrock133 From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7684 times:

Quoting Flyer732 (Reply 6):
It seems they've had something going on anyways, they've been subbing out flights to JFK and BOS to North American, World and Euro Atlantic

Really?? I was not aware of this, when did this happen?



"Shamrock 132, runway 4L cleared for takeoff"
User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7649 times:

Quoting Shamrock133 (Reply 7):
Really?? I was not aware of this, when did this happen?

Possibly as early as Monday. I heard that there was a North American 757 flying for EI on Tuesday night DUB-JFK, that night a World MD11 operated EI112 JFK-SNN, and EI108 last night JFK-SNN-DUB.
Euro Atlantic was doing some BOS flights...


User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6698 times:
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Here's an update on the situation:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0417/aerlingus.html?rss

The aircraft has retuned to Ireland.


User currently offlineSky From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5456 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 3):
I thought it was going to be a bomb threat because last week Aer Arann, FR and IB had threats. Good to hear it was nothing like that!

The IB to Madrid wasn't a bomb treat that's what the passengers made of, the person who was arrested for it spend a couple of days in prison and after those days it turned out to be a big communication mistake!

[Edited 2006-04-17 16:15:42]

User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

This is not the first time an Aer Lingus A330 has been to Canada.

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User currently offlineBA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 2):
Hey, I wouldnt mind spending a couple of free days on the east coast!

In April, you would so, they still have snow on the ground, and Goose Bay means your stuck In Labrador hardly the plesant Halifax, or PEI have fun freezing with nothing to do.


User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Quoting Jayce (Reply 4):
Hmm... I wonder who would win in a drinking contest, the Irish or the Newfies.

Being a Newfie myself, I would say that you would never see the end of it. Both groups would end up singing in bad slurs together and wake up together at one or the others house, then do it again the next night, best buddies Big grin


User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 12):
In April, you would so, they still have snow on the ground, and Goose Bay means your stuck In Labrador hardly the plesant Halifax, or PEI have fun freezing with nothing to do.

Emphasis on the word "free"!

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



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User currently offlineDFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Why doesn't Aer Lingus fly to Canada, or do they?

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Quoting DFORCE1 (Reply 15):
Why doesn't Aer Lingus fly to Canada, or do they?

I always thought they did a while ago before 9/11 but with privatisation around the corner they might start again. The shamrock does look good in the snow! Big grin


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