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Photos Of Diverted Aircrafts In Halifax  
User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Here's how Halifax airport looked like a couple of days ago - pretty crowded uh?





More at http://www.hiaa.ca/photo_collection/

Nicolas

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User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1205 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
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Unbelieable. They must have brought in some aircraft carrier personnel to get them untangled when they were released to depart. Friday/Sat must have been busy!


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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Amazing!!

I was in Halifax in the summer of '68 and while waiting at the airport on a Saturday evening for my flight home to Montreal, three 707's landed there, bound for New York. The planes were arriving from Europe and were low on fuel because they were stacked up at NY due to a controllers' labor "action". The 500 or so pax pretty much filled the terminal to the point no one could move.

I can't imagine the bedlam when all the people from all these planes get off at the same time! I don't think all of Nova Scotia has enough hotel beds to accommodate them all.

Pete


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1391 times:


Is that an Alitalia A310 in the background?


User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

More like an AZ B763.

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

It looks like the green of Alitalia to me. Possibly a 763.

User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1325 times:


Fantastic shots. What did happen with all the pax and crew? Does Halifax have enough hotel space. How long did it take to clear the backlog?


User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Nice. Does anyone have any similar shots for YVR? Pretty much every Asia-US West Coast flight was diverted to YVR -- that should be even crazier!

User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

They really don't have enough hotel rooms. I've been told that the DL B763 STR-ATL landed in Gander, and the passengers had to sleep two nights in the aircraft. Not sure about this (why sleeping in the aircraft? I'd prefer sleeping in the terminal building), but this is what I've been told.

User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

I see a SQ B747-412 at the background. Possibly diverted from either EWR or JFK. The ORD flight was diverted to YYZ.


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User currently offlineEIrob From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

EI105 landed at Gander on Tuesday, the passengers and crew had to sleep on the plane - this was confirmed by EI Dublin.

User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
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Great pictures!!  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

Great shots! Really nice!

How can anyone possibly sleep in an aircraft? Wasn't there room in the terminal builiding or a hotel? Did the pax complain to EI?


User currently offlineFishmeal From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

Truely amazing photos: when was the last time so many flyable planes were bunched together? In England at the end of WWII?

User currently offlineCaptjetblast From Argentina, joined Aug 2001, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

I never thought I could see such a busy airport!
It looked as a carrier ship with all its planes ready to be launched for action!


User currently offlineVermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

The one that you see is in the background is the AZ 763 flight 610 from Rome.

Alitalia, in a pure Italian fashion, treid to send a 763 from FCO on thursday, when it seemed-for a couple of hours- that the Atlantic traffic wasopen, just to make it divert and return to Rome three hours later....as far as I know it was the only European carrier who attempted to so...


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