USAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3037 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4050 times:
AA flight 802 on a B738 from DFW-YUL diverted at ALB this afternoon. As of 8:22 EST, it has 5 mins. left in the 30 min journey. Looking at the YUL radar, I saw some strong storms north of the border. I someone got some pics!!!
One of the good things about ALB, is that we get some pretty big aircraft for diversions. We are close to BOS,EWR,JFK,and YUL. Last winter a AC 340 came and a couple summers ago,
a CO 777 came, along with a couple B6 planes and Song planes. Thanks to JJR and Daniel Evans for the wonderful pics!
YULspotter From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3634 times:
Pretty bad weather at YUL yesterday evening. The thunderstorms weren't violent but their duration was unusually long. There was a ground stop at YUL for over an hour due to the continuous lightening. Hence the diversions.
Air France flight 346 was diverted BGR (Bangor, Maine). It must have been a real treat for them to see a 744 in AF colors there. The flight arrived at YUL around 20h45 about 3 hours late.
Also interesting is that before the storms hit, a United 772, flight #UAL945 diverted to YUL appently with smoke in the cockpit. Another United 772, flight #UAL9815 was immediately diverted to YUL to pick up the stranded passengers.