flyingbronco05
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Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 12:08 pm

Just heard on fox news that a Lufthansa 744 made an emergency landing earlier tonight at ORD. Anybody have any info?

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CcrlR
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 12:15 pm

the flight was a Lufthansa 747-400 from FRA bound to MEX. Someone reported a bomb threat and the plane turned to ORD. All the passengers are safe at the ORD Hilton. The plane was searched and no bomb was found. The plane would have been gone now but due to FAA flight restrictions they have to wait until the morning to leave.
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AApilot2b
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 1:01 pm

Does anyone know which aircraft it was (registration)?
 
dc863
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 1:32 pm

I believe that is is D-ABVC.
 
FrequentFlyKid
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 1:45 pm

Can someone elaborate on the FAA regulation(s) that prevented the plane from continuing to MEX?
 
tguman
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 1:46 pm

Why would a threatened airliner land in the US. all this security and they have to do is place a bomb on the plane and call in a threat and then explode the bomb. real smart
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CcrlR
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 1:55 pm

This happens a lot with airlines. I remmeber when this UA 747-400 made an emergencey landing in Greenalnd when they had a bomb threat. Someone wrote it in lipstick and they had tight security when the plane landed. This was before 9/11 though.
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 1:56 pm

What do you mean by that Tguman? It had to land somewhere if the threat was taken seriously which all threats should be these days.

Must be some sort of curfew or something.
 
dc-10 levo
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 8:20 pm

CcrlR, I thought it was Virgin Atlantic that had the incident with the lipstick on the mirror?

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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 8:27 pm

CcrlR and Dc-10 levo: it was a Virgin flight (744) and if i'm not too wrong, it diverted to Keflavik (KEF), Iceland.

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jox
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Sun Jan 05, 2003 10:42 pm

Why were the Lufthansa flight diverted to ORD?? LH498 is a nonstop service FRA-MEX, and I thought the normal route between those cities is far more east than passing ORD??
 
MUC-PIX
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RE: Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD

Mon Jan 06, 2003 1:51 am

Of course has an airliner threatened with a bomb to get on the ground, maybe nearby ORD was chosen due to its large amount of security personnel. The threat came by telephone at MEX. The regulations that keep the aircraft on the ground are simply the longest possible operations times for the flight crew. The crew has to make a break of 13hrs and the flight continues after this, bringing in a new crew would take longer.

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