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AWE 45 Interesting Diversion Flight Path 5/7/10  
User currently offlineYVPHX From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 256 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Hey all.

Was surfing around flighaware.com tonight and noticed what appears to be a diversion of US Airways flight 45 from PHX to KOA. Looking up the original flight with today's date, it shows an incredibly awkward series of turns. Anyone have any information? Is this normal procedure with a diversion? Were they trying to burn fuel? I see the flight is back in the air now on its way to KOA.

Thanks All

EDIT: here is the link to the flight path

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...5/history/20100507/1750Z/KPHX/PHKO

[Edited 2010-05-07 20:40:09]

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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6123 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Quoting YVPHX (Thread starter):



My guess is likely a mechanical return. Obviously not a medical as they didn't land at the nearest airport.

The series of turn would have been to burn fuel off to get under MGLW (Max landing weight). The 757 doesn't have dumping capabilities so they need to burn the fuel off. It is interesting if this is the case they didn't just go into a holding pattern.



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineCleared2Land From United States of America, joined May 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

757's can land at MGTOW. My bet is control issues of some kind. Do we know if there were indeed people on this flight? The eratic flight path and speed/altitude begs more questions. Anyone else want to chime in?

Check out the altitude and speed log of the flight:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A.../20100507/1750Z/KPHX/KPHX/tracklog


Check out this thread on a.net about a very similar topic a while back:
757 Can Land At Maximum Takeoff Weight? (by Jawed Oct 27 2009 in Tech Ops)

[Edited 2010-05-08 19:27:58]


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