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AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?  
User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Last night flight 991 from MIA to CNF stopped in AUA for mechanical reasons. Anyone know why?

Thanks
Tony

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User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Looks like problems with the F1 Lav according to the ARMS messages sent via ACARS. And before everyone starts asking the aircraft was N387AA

David



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User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Lav problems requires a mechanical stop? Would this be a problem where the Lav was causing a safety issue or is there some requirement they must have where all Lavs must be working?

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17185 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3591 times:



Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 2):
Lav problems requires a mechanical stop? Would this be a problem where the Lav was causing a safety issue or is there some requirement they must have where all Lavs must be working?

Since this flight is not just an hour long hop, working toilets are a must. Really really. Just try to imagine a plane full of people who can't go to the potty.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3588 times:



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):
Since this flight is not just an hour long hop, working toilets are a must. Really really. Just try to imagine a plane full of people who can't go to the potty.

Actually, that happened to me, on a domestic 757 transcon here in the US...about an hour into an SLC-BWI flight, the captain came on the PA and announced that the toilets were officially off-limits (due to a malfunction), and we pressed on towards our desination. I have never seen more people make a break for the bathrooms than when we got off at the gate at BWI...



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17185 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

Wow. Adults can typically hold it. But try with a two or three year old. There's only so much they can do.


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User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3546 times:



Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 2):
Lav problems requires a mechanical stop? Would this be a problem where the Lav was causing a safety issue or is there some requirement they must have where all Lavs must be working?



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):

Since this flight is not just an hour long hop, working toilets are a must. Really really. Just try to imagine a plane full of people who can't go to the potty.

Also consider we don't have maintenance in CNF it is all contracted, but we have maintenance in AUA. Also if you have a lav that continues to flush it runs you out of your potable water supply since the rinse water is potable water not blue water on the 767's. So you have no water for the lavs and no water for coffee. I wouldn't want to be on that flight.

David



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17185 posts, RR: 66
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Coffee -> toilet visits, so in some ways the problem solves itself.  

[Edited 2009-09-14 04:07:48]


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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3495 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Divert was due to "burning electrical smell" which turned out to be an equipment cooling fan.


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 7):
Coffee -> toilet visits, so in some ways the problem solves itself.

It is interesting to note, that on the flight I was talking about, the SLC-BWI one, that not long after the Captain's announcement that the lavs were out of commission, the cabin crew announced that no more alcoholic beverages would be served for the remainder of the flight, and offered up their apologies in the same announcement   Smart call on their part...
  

[Edited 2009-09-14 16:54:37]


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