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User currently offlinedanild From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 122 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Hi all!

I was doing some stuff outside at around 5 PM and I look up in the sky and right above me I see a huge 777 flying out of MSP, it didn't look like a Delta belly but couldn't make the airline. When I got home I checked Flight Aware, and I saw it was a Narita-ORD diversion.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...4/history/20110919/0915Z/RJAA/KMSP

Does anyone now why?

It was pretty cool seing a 777 here!  


Danild
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User currently offlinepremobrimo From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

It was a MX diversion I believe.

Lucky the crew didn't time out!



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User currently offlinedanild From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Quoting premobrimo (Reply 1):
It was a MX diversion I believe.

Lucky the crew didn't time out!

Yeah!, no kidding!

I was also thinking if it was mechanical it seems that they decided to deviate to Mpls based on the flight aware map, somewhere over western Manitoba, didn't it make more sense to deviate to Fargo or Winnipeg? Instead of flying all the way to Mpls? and if they could make it to Mpls, why couldn't they make it to Chicago? I'm not complaining I'm just asking   Or perhaps the 777 is too big for FAR or YWG?



Danild
User currently onlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4076 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

Quoting danild (Reply 2):
Or perhaps the 777 is too big for FAR or YWG?

I think a 777 could do fine out of FAR's 9000 foot runway. KFAR is used a lot for testing of various commercial types. I've seen the 777 and the 764 there doing touch and gos.

Maybe it had to do with customs issues...FAR not having much capacity in that regard.


User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3475 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Quoting danild (Thread starter):
Does anyone now why?

Would you believe..... a failure with one of the in-flight entertainment system cooling fans? Caused a smell of smoke in the cabin which caused the diversion. Fan was disabled (so it wouldn't run = no more smoke) in MSP and replaced once the plane got to ORD.



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