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DAL1 B764 Diverts To St. John's CYYT  
User currently offlineHighflyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Just saw this-

Delta's flight 1 from JFK to LHR, a 767-400, diverted to St. Johns. You can see in the flight path it was quite a clear breakoff from its normal route- as in it seemed to be a immediate decision, no holding, just banked and went straight for it. Any news on what happened?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1

highflyer

[Edited 2009-06-24 21:16:43]


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User currently offlineDLATL777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4109 times:

According to DL.com, she is scheduled to spend less then an hour there before continuing on to LHR. Shows the flight departing at 2:30am with an ETA of 11:15am into LHR. Most likely medical.

User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4064 times:



Quoting DLATL777 (Reply 1):
Most likely medical.

Indeed a medical diversion. Flight 1 is due out of YYT at 0230.


User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

Talking to the AC ground crew who worked the flight, a male in his 60's suffered a heart attack. I'm not sure if there were any doctors onboard, but they had to use the defibulator and had to do a tracheotomy on the man.
I was told that there was quite a bit of blood on the a/c and that the man was close to dead if not dead already when they took him off the plane.
There was an AF A343 that made an emergency landing here a couple of nights ago with a deceased pax onboard. The same ground crew who worked the DL flight last night also worked the AF flight. Tough week for them.



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User currently offlineCokePopper From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1178 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3798 times:



Quoting AC_B777 (Reply 3):
I'm not sure if there were any doctors onboard, but they had to use the defibulator and had to do a tracheotomy on the man.

I sure hope their was a Dr. on-board if a tracheotomy was done....


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

Add to the list DL72, few days back had to do a medical diversion to YHZ. Is this more than usual, or we just don't hear it.

User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3606 times:



Quoting CokePopper (Reply 4):
I sure hope their was a Dr. on-board if a tracheotomy was done....

thats for sure. the pax must have known about it, considering its tough to isolate that kind of situation?



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3509 times:



Quoting TK787 (Reply 5):
Add to the list DL72, few days back had to do a medical diversion to YHZ. Is this more than usual, or we just don't hear it

Medical diversions happen very often on the North Atlantic routes. They don't make the news very often. Now with internet flight tracking geeks like us tend to notice them more.


User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Yes there was a doc on boared and he told the flightcrew that they needed to get on the ground asap.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24917 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 7):
Quoting TK787 (Reply 5):
Add to the list DL72, few days back had to do a medical diversion to YHZ. Is this more than usual, or we just don't hear it

Medical diversions happen very often on the North Atlantic routes. They don't make the news very often. Now with internet flight tracking geeks like us tend to notice them more.

There are probably 2 or 3 medical diversions on North Atlantic routes that fly through Canadian airspace every day, based on reviewing the Transport Canada daily occurence reports. DL alone had 2 other medical diversions earlier this week, one from JFK to IST last Sunday (diverted to Halifax). and one from JFK to BUD yesterday (diverted to Gander). Incident summaries (including DL1 today):


DAL72, Boeing 767-300, enroute from New York (KJFK) to Istanbul (LTBA), reported a medical emergency. The aircraft diverted to Halifax (CYHZ) and landed at 23:13Z.

DAL98, Boeing 767-300, enroute from New York (KJFK) to Budapest (LHBP), declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to Gander (CYQX). The aircraft was cleared as requested and landed at 04:11Z without further incident.

At approximately 60 miles south of Stephenville, NL, DAL1, Boeing 767-400, enroute from New York (KJFK) to London (EGLL), declared a medical emergency with the Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) and requested to divert to St. John's. The aircraft landed in St. John's at 14:08Z without further incident.

Another random example of a medical diversion on Monday:

AFR341, Air France Airbus A340-300, enroute from Montreal (CYUL) to Paris (LFPG), declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to St. John’s (CYYT) with an ambulance waiting. The aircraft was cleared direct to St. John’s via right turn at 33,000 ft. Upon VHF contact, the pilot advised they were conducting a fuel dump without an ATC clearance. Traffic ELY002 (El Al 747-400) was re-cleared to avoid the fuel dump area. The pilot was subsequently instructed to advise when a second fuel dump was to begin, pilot again did not comply and only advised when the fuel dump was completed. There was no known traffic in the area. The aircraft landed at 04:14Z. TSB Evaluating.

According to this news item, the DL1 passenger later died, and the AF passenger died on board the flight.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/can...ALeqM5iN8XRkvFWbh6TvKVpNUlp280-xMw

[Edited 2009-06-25 13:41:40]

User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3125 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):
AF passenger died on board the flight.

Did they ground the AF plane since he died on the plane?


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3040 times:



Quoting JoseKMLB (Reply 10):
Did they ground the AF plane since he died on the plane?

Why would they do that?? There is no need.



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User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2914 times:



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 11):
Why would they do that?? There is no need.

To make sure the plane did not cause the death.


User currently offlinePanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

While I love to rant about airline service in these trying times, I have to tip my hat to all the onboard airline folks that have to deal with medical emergencies. From everything I've seen and experienced, they do a wonderful job. And to the passnegers who help out, well done!

As to whether there are more such emergencies these days, I think there must be some data on that but my guess is that there are. It's not just that we hear about it more, which clearly we do, it's that more older people, ones very likely to have medical conditions, are flying. They typically are not fit to drive, so they fly. It used to be they would never have thought of flying overseas; now, it's so common.

Not that younger people don't have issues too, and that people aren't more stressed out these days. I'm sure the airlines are well aware of what's going on and are even more prepared to deal with it.

On diverting for medical emergencies, those of you who been on such flights, you well know the descents are something one isn't often quite prepared for, unless you've been a military fighter pilot! Actually, it's not that bad, but unusual, and if you have any sinus or ear problems, well...!


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