PHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1180 posts, RR: 22 Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9783 times:
Many diversions. The field was finally opened at 2335z. It's a mess down here. 27L is still closed. Arriving 26, 27R with a slew of Departures waiting on Hotel and Sierra meanwhile 35 arrivals are not helping the Local East controller with gaps to launch departures.
PITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4 Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8332 times:
Numerous delays out of PIT tonight as well on WN. Last PHL outbound was delayed almost 2 hours and an MCO flight is delayed till almost 1030 due to the aircraft being held in PHL. As of 930p, the plane had been sitting on the ground waiting to takeoff since 650p.
PHLstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 8 Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7928 times:
I was on UA 148 from ORD to PHL, the emergency happened I think sometime while we were in mid flight. We held around harrisburg, then allentown, then finally landed in harrisburg due to low fuel. I saw the US 321, and a couple of 190s at MDT. There was also a comair CRJ from either JFK or BOS. The gate agent said 9 US planes diverted to MDT. They also said planes were diverting to BWI and I assume allentown. taxied out around 800 PM for departure and when we got to the runway us and a US 170 were not allowed to take off because since PHL reopened there was now a gridlock of planes trying to take off and land from 1 runway (27R). We sat for maybe 30 minutes finally taking off around 845. We landed shortly after 9 PM. Line of about 10-15 planes waiting to take off 27R and from channel 9 numerous planes coming into land. Basiaclly 1 plane land 1 plane then takes off. Our 630 scheduled arrival turned into a 9:07 PM arrival. Not a fun night to be flying in or out of PHL.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 21208 posts, RR: 19 Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7547 times:
Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 21): there were no passengers, and ORF is a MX base for ZW, so it is possible that it was a ferry.
FWIW, the story says that it was a very delayed revenue flight (of course, this is the media talking about aviation, so I take it with a grain of salt).
Quote: A spokesperson said the jet was scheduled to leave from Norfolk, Virginia at 11:44a.m., but its departure was delayed until 3:16p.m. During that time, passengers were transferred to other flights.
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