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Air New Zealand #1 Diverted To Goose Bay  
User currently offlineLAradar From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5689 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.

Thanks.

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User currently offlineKoruman From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 3528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 5294 times:



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!

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?


User currently offlineSkysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 5149 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  Smile

Cheers

Stu



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User currently offlineLaradar From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 5075 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.


User currently offlineDarenw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3995 times:

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-sto...erts-to-canada-for-sick-passenger/

Big difference between chest pain and heart attack, if it was indeed a heart attack


User currently offlineLAradar From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3790 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.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24061 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3624 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.


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