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Cathay 885 Diversion To YVR  
User currently offlineDlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2939 times:

Anybody know why Cathay flight 885 (CX885) LAX-HKG diverted to YVR today (Aug. 6)? I was mighty surprised to see her on approach when I was out at the airport... I tried to read the ACARS report for the flight, but couldn't make heads nor tails of it... any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1796 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2804 times:



Quoting Dlowwa (Thread starter):
I was mighty surprised to see her on approach when I was out at the airport...

Could it have been a medical emergency? Or some technical issue with the aircraft? I know that the flights out of LAX had to divert to ICN a few times for a technical landing in the last few years but YVR is odd for that.



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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2764 times:

Crazy weather in HK yesterday (6th). All flights halted between 1600L-2000L. Possible enroute diversions.


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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

How bad could weather be that they stopped a LAX-HKG at YVR, instead of letting it get to NRT or TPE? Is there a typhoon or something?


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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9210 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2673 times:



Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 3):
Is there a typhoon or something?

One passed HKG yesterday see http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/tc_pos.htm



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2637 times:



Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 3):
How bad could weather be that they stopped a LAX-HKG at YVR, instead of letting it get to NRT or TPE?

HKG was closed yesterday for a few hours. That might have entailed a lot of diversions into TPE, ICN, etc. In those cases, Ops control might elect to divert a few flights early in their routes, if practical (YVR is, in this case), to avoid overcrowind the alternates and causing even more delays.



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User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1943 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Yes, Hong Kong had a typhoon day yesterday, and as other have pointed out, the airport was closed due to strong crosswind in the afternoon. CX and KA ceased most of the flights between 4 and 8pm last night, and CX 838 - the 4pm flight to Vancouver was canceled as a result, in which CX 839 has to be canceled as well.

So CX 885 is making an additional stop at Vancouver to pick up passengers of the canceled CX 839. Now the plane will arrive Hong Kong at 10pm. It has happened before when one of the CX LA flights made a stop at Vancouver to pick up passengers due to weather or other kinds of Vancouver mechanical reasons.

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User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6626 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Actually the airport was never closed. Cathay took the decision to suspend their own operations (departures anyway) for a number of hours in the afternoon but the airport was open and the occasional flight (including Cathay's) continued to land throughout the day. In the end the conditions were not that bad considering, and despite a few go-arounds it was not major chaos and there were not too many diversions.

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