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BA 744 In YOW July 22  
User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Does anybody know why British Airways 747-436 G-CIVV was in Ottawa [YOW] today?
It was at the airport for over two and a half hours.
I was at the airport as it moved towards the runway [25] and it sat at the holding point for half an hour with all four engines running, before shutting three of them down and waiting about another 40minutes.
It finally left after over an hour and 15minutes at the holding point.
I know the reason for its delayed departure, which was "Flight Plan" difficulties, but am unsure of its reason for being in Ottawa.

Does anybody know if the Aircraft may have made a stop in Ottawa for a mdeical or technical "emergency"?? The flight was bound for LHR when it left this afternoon, so i am guessing it came from YYZ or YVR.

BTW. it made a very impressive takeoff, running along the ground for little more than 30seconds.

thanks

A^A MD-11

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Probably the inbound YYZ flight diverted because of t-storms at Pearson.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

massive t-storms in toronto area from 1pm to 4pm today. around the time of the 2 daily BA 744 arrivals.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

The flt should be from LHR enrouting to YYZ.

r panda


User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32740 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Minor correction, but only one YYZ-LHR BA flight is a 744. That is 093, the 1455 arrival. The other flight, 099, arrives at 1750.


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User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Thanks guys and gals  Smile

Well, i would guess it was going to YYZ because of the amazing takeoff it did, but someone there commented that it was bound for LHR. i think he was confused.

Regards,
A^A MD-11


User currently offlineBaliMorris From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Did anyone get any pictures of it? I wish I'd known it was there. I would have been there in a flash.


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User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

i took a couple of pics myself, i attempted an upload that very night, im still waiting to see if its accepted tho.

BaliMorris,
where are you located [In the Ottawa area i'm guessing]

A^A MD-11


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