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User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 807 times:

Here is a recent photo of an AA 767-200ER at Des Moines. The airliners.net id=44255. Anyone know why that aircraft was there?

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 723 times:

I have seen many pictures of unusually large aircraft at DSM. Up to NW 744s. I would also like to know why they were there.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 716 times:

I was just about to post that question! I was wondering when I saw the AA 767 pic, and the UA 767 pics...kind of weird!


User currently offlineDFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 713 times:

Im not positive why they were there, but my guess is that they were on a weather diversion from ORD.. when the weather is bad at a major hub as ORD may flights have to divert to surrounding cities for many reasons such as fuel, ...etc.......flights may also divert for a medical emergency or a mechanical problem.........and last but not least maybe a charter......but none the less a AA 767 at DSM is not a everyday thing......hope this helps a little........

User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 695 times:

I'm certain that these aircraft were destined for Chicago, but deverted to Des Moines, probobly for weather reasons. I live in the Detroit area and we see this allot at DTW. Whenever there is severe adverse weather in Chicago, the DTW apron fills with United and American aircraft. I remember one time seeing three AA 767s, side by side! DSM is the closest "major" airport west of Chicago, thus the deversion theory is the most logical.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4163 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 671 times:

Diversions from ORD-bound flights. On July 21 I was on a Unitd 747-400 that had to land at Milwaukee because Chicago was closed due to T-storms. We landed at MKE and stayed there until 12:45am the next morning waiting for our fuel. To ORD, We flew almost in formation with a Lufthansa A340 that had to stop for the same reason. DSM gets diversions as well.

User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 666 times:

Don't forget also that the photo could be mis-identified.

Not likely, but possible.

Tulsa, OK is a another example of a diversion airport. TUL is a DC9 and 737 airport (no airline flies scheduled wide-body aircraft anymore). Every once in a while, a DL 767, DL L1011, or AA 767 will appear because of some inflight problem after departure from DFW.

Just last night a Sun County 727 from DFW to MSP was diverted to TUL because of smoke in the cabin.

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User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 656 times:

After reading the above replies- i would also agree the plane was there on a diversion from ORD. I know that in New York, if JFK is closed or too full.. it is not uncommon to see large aircraft such as 767s and 747s and even A-340s at Long Island/Islip MacArthur Field.

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