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Interesting SFO Diversions To OAK  
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

KLM605 AMS-SFO, an MD-11, diverted to OAK and spent about 3 hours on the ground.

VIR19 LHR-SFO, an A346, diverted to OAK and spent about 2.5 hours on the ground.

UAE225 DXB-SFO, a 773W, diverted to OAK and also spent about 3 hours on the ground.

All departed for the other side of the bay around 4:30.

Anyone familiar with OAK operations know that aircraft of these size are extraordinarily rare with the exception of KLM's MD11 as FedEx has a large base here. Fittingly, they were parked in front of United's old MX hanger.

Wish I popped down to see it!


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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

What happened to the PAX? Were they allowed to deplane? If not, that must have been hell. Especially for the EK passengers who just endured a LONG flight.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

From what I saw on the news, they had stairs at each doorway to air out the cabin but based on where they parked the aircraft, it doesn't look like they went anywhere. Additionally, I can't think of any place where they'd hold all of those passengers who had not been processed by Customs/TSA.

I'll try to pull a news pic if they post it.

Thanks.



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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

Interesting diversions - thanks for the news! In such a situation, who handles these flights? Who is responsible for them on the ground?

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

The end of this video mentions the three diversions and shows video of the EK 77W at OAK.

http://www.ktvu.com/video/22310445/index.html


User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2203 times:



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 1):
What happened to the PAX? Were they allowed to deplane?

No, had to remain on the aircraft.



John@SFO
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

My apologies, after viewing the video it looks like they were parked along the GA ramp. Hangar 6 is just after Kaiser's hot spots.

Not sure where else they stacked up the other two aircraft as they could not all fit in that one area. Regardless, that left turn from the foot of 27R onto the GA taxiway/ramp must have been TIGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHTTTTT given that a 773ER is 213ft wide.

Thanks.



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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1690 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

KL0605/21jan2010 PH-KCC was on the ground at OAK between 21jan-2156z and 22jan-0021z...

Interestingly the airtime between OAK-SFO was 17mins (0028z-0045z) !



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