Aamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2310 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  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.