UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2055 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.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1918 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.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1815 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.