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Why Was UAL1428 At SFB  
User currently offlineDLCnxgptjax From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 353 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Today around 6pm United 1428 Landed at SFB. I assume it was a diversion for weather at MCO. I thought it was odd that a United flight would divert to SFB rather than say TPA or JAX. Does anyone know if there was some type of emergency that caused the diversion to SFB?

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7545 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Maybe a weather diversion,looks like its really coming down!


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2032 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...8/history/20070801/1830Z/KDEN/KMCO

Looks like they prolly shot an approach and went missed. Might not have had fuel for an alternate as it may not have been required (don't know the TAFs at the time of departure). Quick landing at SFB would've been ideal.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

We had a pretty good storm at MCO around 5:30pm or so. It came in from the southeast. It was windy and rainy but surprisingly pretty low in terms of lightning at least for a Florida storm.

I know a couple Southwests diverted to JAX and Deltas to TPA. I saw a Southwest racing in to land right as the storm was about to hit while I was on the corner of Conway and Hoffner about 2 miles north of MCO. I thought the Southwest jet had its gear up though so it might have done a missed approach.


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