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chrisnh
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UA 925 B777 YQX-IAD?

Fri Sep 27, 2002 9:27 am

I was replaying some of the air traffic from late this afternoon on the Massport web site, in which a map comes up and displays all the planes flying around. You can click on any of the aircraft icons and it will tell you the airline and flight number, the type of aircraft, origin and destination, altitude, and so on.

I clicked on a plane that pretty much flew over our house tonight a little past 6pm. We get the transatlantic flights over Brookline, NH daily. Anyway, this particular plane was identified as United flight 925, a Boeing 777. It was up around 33,000+ feet as it passed overhead. But what interested me was the origin of this flight: YQX. Where in Canada is that? The flight was bound for Dulles (IAD) but the 'YQX' origin puzzled me. I was wondering if this flight had to make a tech stop up in the northern reaches of Canada or Newfoundland? Can anyone elaborate?

Thanks!

Chris in New Hampshire
 
H. Simpson
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RE: UA 925 B777 YQX-IAD?

Fri Sep 27, 2002 9:39 am

I don't think the 777 need any tech stop on a transatlantic flight. Apparently the flight might has some technical problems or unfriendly passengers on the flight that cause the diverson.

btw, YQX is Gander, NF
 
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RE: UA 925 B777 YQX-IAD?

Fri Sep 27, 2002 9:41 am

yqx is gander intl in newfoundland.
they get alot of n.atlantic diversions for mechanicals,medical,air rage ect.
actually im looking at flt explorer right now and see a kac115 (kuwait airways)
a340 enrte yqx-ord.
just for your info yqx recieved 40 diverted n.atlantic aircraft on sept 11

rgds
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RE: UA 925 B777 YQX-IAD?

Fri Sep 27, 2002 9:47 am

UA 925 is a London Heathrow (LHR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) flight. YQX is Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. It apparently diverted to YQX for any number of reasons, most likely a medical emergency.

Just a side note. I checked UA's website and Flytecomm and could find nothing about it. All it says was that UA 925 departed LHR at 4:59PM and arrived IAD at 7:28PM, which is 7 minutes early.
 
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RE: UA 925 B777 YQX-IAD?

Fri Sep 27, 2002 10:39 am

Does anyone have a link to this map? I could not find it on the Massport site.
727, L1011, MD80, A300, 777-200, 737-300, 737-700, 747-400, 757-200, 737-800, A320. E190, E135, 767-200, CRJ9
 
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RE: UA 925 B777 YQX-IAD?

Sat Sep 28, 2002 2:15 am

One possible explanation is that the tran-Atlantic flight passed that "marker", enroute to IAD. I've noticed this on flight trackers often, as I assume the flight trackers can not track flights farther than the Canadian coast. Here's another case...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/909592/4/
 
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RE: UA 925 B777 YQX-IAD?

Sat Sep 28, 2002 2:22 am

Adding to my previous post... one particular flight tracker (I can't remember which) identifies ALL inbound trans-Atlantic flights to be of Canadian origin.
 
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RE: UA 925 B777 YQX-IAD?

Sat Sep 28, 2002 3:11 am

Well,a lot of UA flights would have routed directly over Gander today.UA959+(915 I think)left LHR both on quite southerly routes today so a lot going over Gander.
 
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RE: UA 925 B777 YQX-IAD?

Sat Sep 28, 2002 5:13 am

Go to www.massport.com. There is a link for their radar, which you can see live or you can replay any past time period. For security reasons, the 'live' radar does not give you the origin and destination information. But if you replay the previous hour (or earlier) you'll get the origin & destination data. You can also see the flights overflying the metro Boston area, or radiuses of 40 miles up to 90 miles around Boston. I use the latter to allow me a view on incoming/departing Manchester flights, as well as the high-altitude airliners overflying my area.

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