LAradar From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4504 times:
Was tracking ANZ1 today (EGLL to LAX) and see it diverted to Goose Bay, Canada, and looks like it will continue on to LAX soon. My best friend is the Flight Manager (Purser) on this flight today so I'll find out what happened when I see him tomorrow, but am wondering if anyone knows now what happened? I'm assuming it was a medical emergency and hopefully not a mechanical.
Skysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1134 posts, RR: 14 Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3964 times:
Quoting Koruman (Reply 1): Quoting LAradar (Thread starter):
I'm assuming it was a medical emergency and hopefully not a mechanical.
Are you sure that you wouldn't like to reconsider those words!
I'm sure what he meant to say was that he was hoping nothing was seriously wrong with the aircraft, just as he probably meant the same about the passenger....poor choice of words on his part, but i'm guessing he didn't mean any nastiness at all towards the pax
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Laradar From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3890 times:
You read into it too much. I was just hoping the aircraft wasn't experiencing a serious mechanical issue that was causing it to divert that may have put ALL the passengers and crew in danger. With all the emergencies aviation has experienced lately nerves are raised when diversions occur. I didn't say I was "hoping it was a medical issue", just that I was assuming it was one. Don't be like the media and over read into something.
Turns out it was a medical emergency...a woman with chest pains who is alright.
LAradar From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
thanks for the update. they probably weren't able to confirm the heart attack until the next day. my friend said she was just complaining of chest pains but didn't yet know how she was doing as of yesterday. hopefully she's doing well. always scary. i've been on quite a few flights with medical emergencies and it nerve racking hoping they get help in time.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21495 posts, RR: 24 Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 2439 times:
Quoting Koruman (Reply 1): It's always nice to see Goose Bay and Gander get the odd Trans-Atlantic passenger flight, brings back memories of the old days, doesn't it?
Gander and St. John's in particular (Goose Bay to a lesser extent) usually get several emergency medical diversions a week.
Following from the Transport Canada daily occurence site re the NZ diversion.
ANZ1, Boeing 747-400, enroute from London (EGLL) to Los Angeles (KLAX), at 65N 60W, at 20:25Z, declared a medical emergency requesting clearance to Goose Bay (CYYR). The Montreal Area Control Centre (ACC) coordinated the clearance with the Gander ACC. The flight landed in Goose Bay at 22:07Z. The flight dumped fuel prior to landing.