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Delta Airlines Flight Diverted  
User currently offlineFlyer62 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 128 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

DL flight #1108 a MD-88 from ATL-PWM diverted to IAD the flight is supposed to be non-stop and arrive at PWM at 4:10P . does anyone know if this was an emergency or due to severe weather?

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User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

A band of severe thunderstorms passed through Northern MA, Southern NH and coastal Maine about that time....it might be those.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4339 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

It was because of severe weather. I recently got an email about that flight. However, another Delta flight (DL 2216 DFW-LGA M80) diverted to IAD b/c of bad weather at LGA.

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineNycank From United States of America, joined May 2000, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Thunderstorms in NYC since the evening (Sunday that is)

User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

This is slightly off topic, but a couple weeks ago a Delta 757 (N608DA) on a non-stop flight from DFW to ATL was forced to land due to engine trouble. I get to the airport, and there's the 757 parked there, which is odd because living in Jackson, MS, all you see is MD-80s, 727s, RJs, and turboprops. (We used to have scheduled 757s from here to BHM, ATL, and DFW... those were the days...) Anyway, this occurred on Sunday, June 17, 2001, around 2:30. The flight was 480 which was scheduled to depart at 11:30 A.M., actually departed around 1:00 P.M. This sort of thing isn't as unheard of as one might think...

-Jeffrey Stricker

(I only supplied the registration number because I figured some people would be curious to know it... I'm not trying to say that you should look at the tail number to make sure you don't get on this one, as I'm sure it's been fixed... hey, it's gone from JAN now, and it had to leave somehow!)


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