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9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:57 am

On 9/12/01 I copied the web page from AA.Com listing their diversions (thought it would be a good piece of history to hold on to). Though most of the flights diverted to the nearest airport, they list the following:

976 Panama City, Panama (PTY) Miami, FL (MIA) Goma, Congo Dem Rep (GOM)
932 Quito, Ecuador (UIO) Miami, FA (MIA) Goma, Congo Dem Rep (GOM)

I can only assume that this was some typo, 'cause I can't imagine them flying those A/C to Africa.

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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:45 am

Well to be real honest, all I can say is that being in SOC(not on that day), I can only imagine the main thing was to get any and ALL AA aircraft on the ground, no matter WHERE it was...
 
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:09 am

yea but the Congo? i mean how can a Quito-Miami flight make it to the Congo? why not just setting down the puerto rico or another part of the carribean
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:21 am

Had to be a typo. Perhaps it was supposed to be (GCM) Grand Cayman.
 
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:24 am

Perhaps, I do not think that it would have gone to Africa, but I know that they were told, put it down at the nearest airport that could handle them, I mean hello, it was obvious that the United States was under attack and AA was being used as a MAJOR target!!! God rest the souls of 9/11!!!
 
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:52 am

Like I said, it had to have been a typo, I am not even sure that those a/c had the range for a trans atlantic crossing.

Here is the entire listing as it was on 9/12/01

Flight
Number From To Diverted To
578 Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) Chicago, O'Hare, IL (ORD) Wichita, KS (CT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT)
1277 Atlanta, GA (ATL) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
528 Austin, TX (AUS) Boston, MA (BOS) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
565 Austin, TX (AUS) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) El Paso, TX (ELP)
1881 Austin, TX (AUS) San Jose, CA (SJC) Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
23 Birmingham, UK (BHX) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Hamilton, Canada (YHM)
153 Boston, MA (BOS) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
1857 Boston, MA (BOS) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Detroit, MI (DTW)
1663 Boston, MA (BOS) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Memphis, TN (MEM)
269 Boston, MA (BOS) San Jose, CA (SJC) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD)
189 Boston, MA (BOS) Seattle, WA (SEA) Rochester, NY (ROC)
1359 Buffalo, NY (BUF) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
936 Caracas, Venezuela (MI), Venezuela">CCS) New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) Miami, FL (MIA)
554 Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Boston, MA (BOS) Syracuse, NY (SYR)
2307 Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Tulsa, OK (TUL)
1138 Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL) Tampa, FL (TPA)
1099 Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Denver, CO (DEN)
1455 Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Denver, CO (DEN)
394 Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
1462 Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Newark, NJ (EWR) Syracuse, NY (SYR)
2069 Cincinnati, OH (CVG) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
683 Cleveland, OH (CLE) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
1008 Colorado Springs, CO (COS) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Amarillo, TX (MA / KAMA), USA - Texas">AMA)
649 Colorado Springs, CO (COS) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
1535 Columbus, OH (CMH) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
1060 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Boston, MA (BOS) Akron, OH (CAK)
2326 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Kansas City, MO (MCI)
1074 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Columbus, OH (CMH) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
1417 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Las Vegas, NV (LAS) Lubbock, TX (LBB)
2401 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
1424 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Louisville, KY (SDF) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
1274 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Miami, FL (MIA) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
1429 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP) Tulsa, OK (TUL)
700 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
1048 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Newark, NJ (EWR) Nashville, TN (BNA)
1222 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Norfolk, VA (ORF) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
1750 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Nashville, TN (BNA)
2443 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) San Jose, CA (SJC) Amarillo, TX (MA / KAMA), USA - Texas">AMA)
490 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Toronto, Canada (YYZ) Tulsa, OK (TUL)
568 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Washington Reagan, DC (CA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA) Washington Dulles, DC (IAD)
1467 Denver, CO (DEN) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
83 Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Hamilton, Canada (YHM)
71 Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Toronto, Canada (YYC)
614 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL) New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Washington Dulles, DC (IAD)
1873 Hartford, CT (BDL) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
617 Hartford, CT (BDL) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Rochester, NY (ROC)
1342 Houston Hobby, TX (HOU) New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Nashville, TN (BNA)
1477 Houston Hobby, TX (HOU) Los Angeles, LA (LAX) San Antonio, TX (SAT)
1219 Indianapolis, IN (IND) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Kansas City, MO (MCI)
2110 Lima, Peru (LIM) Miami, FL (MIA) Panama City, Panama (PTY)
51 London Gatwick, UK (LHR) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
109 London Heathrow, UK (LHR) Boston, MA (BOS) Halifax, Canada (YHZ)
87 London Heathrow, UK (LHR) Chicago, O'Hare, IL (ORD) Goose Bay, Canada (YYR)
137 London Heathrow, UK (LHR) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Calgary, Canada (YYC)
57 London Heathrow, UK (LHR) Miami, FL (MIA) St. Johns, Canada (YYT)
115 London Heathrow, UK (LHR) New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) Boston, MA (BOS)
101 London Heathrow, UK (LHR) New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) Gander, Canada (YQX)
105 London Heathrow, UK (LHR) New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) St. Johns, Canada (YYT)
69 Madrid, Spain (MD), Spain">MAD) Miami, FL (MIA) Bermuda, Bermuda (BDA)
55 Manchester, UK (MAN) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Goose Bay, Canada (YYR)
724 Maracaibo, Venezuela (MAR) Miami, FL (MIA) Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
2114 Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) Miami, FL (MIA) Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
913 Miami, FL (MIA) Bogota, Colombia (BOG) Panama City, Panama (PTY)
596 Miami, FL (MIA) Boston, MA (BOS) Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)
906 Miami, FL (MIA) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
518 Miami, FL (MIA) New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
1132 Miami, FL (MIA) New York LaGuardia, NY (JFK) Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
1246 Miami, FL (MIA) New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Washington Dulles, DC (IAD)
776 Miami, FL (MIA) Newark, NJ (EWR) Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
880 Miami, FL (MIA) Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Norfolk, VA (ORF)
431 Miami, FL (MIA) San Francisco, CA (SFO) Austin, TX (AUS)
95 Milan, Italy (MXP) Chicago, O'Hare, IL (ORD) London Heathrow, UK (LHR)
744 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Madison, WI (MSN)
1096 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
387 Montreal, Canada (YUL) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
1033 Nashville, TN (BNA) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Memphis, TN (MEM)
378 New Orleans, LA (MSY) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) St. Louis, MO (STL)
1210 New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Indianapolis, IN (IND)
201 New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Kansas City, MO (MCI)
281 New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) San Diego, CA (SJO / MROC), Costa Rica">SAN) Indianapolis, IN (IND)
59 New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) San Francisco, CA (SFO) St. Louis, MO (STL)
33 New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) San Jose, CA (SJC) Indianapolis, IN (IND)
265 New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) Seattle, WA (SEA) Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
311 New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Detroit, MI (DTW)
2493 New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL) Memphis, TN (MEM)
1643 New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Houston Hobby, TX (HOU) Nashville, TN (BNA)
1005 New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Tampa, FL (TPA) Atlanta, GA (ATL)
483 Newark, NJ (EWR) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Memphis, TN (MEM)
43 Newark, NJ (EWR) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
2247 Orlando, FL (CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Shreveport, LA (SHV)
158 Osaka, Japan (KIX) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Vancouver, Canada (YVR)
976 Panama City, Panama (PTY) Miami, FL (MIA) Goma, Congo Dem Rep (GOM)
49 Paris Charles DeGaulle, France (CDG) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Gander, Canada (YQX)
63 Paris Charles DeGaulle, France (CDG) Miami, FL (MIA) Gander, Canada (YQX)
45 Paris Charles DeGaulle, France (CDG) New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) Halifax, Canada (YHZ)
113 Paris Charles DeGaulle, France (CDG) San Jose, CA (SJC) Calgary, Canada (YYC)
1495 Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
1023 Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Memphis, TN (MEM)
1818 Port of Spain, Trinidad (POS) Miami, FA (MIA) San Juan, PR (SJU)
932 Quito, Ecuador (UIO) Miami, FA (MIA) Goma, Congo Dem Rep (GOM)
491 Richmond, VA (RIC) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
111 Rome, Italy (CO / LIRF), Italy">FCO) Chicago, O'Hare, IL (ORD) London Heathrow, UK (LHR)
1352 San Antonio, TX (SAT) Chicago, O'Hare, IL (ORD) Tulsa, OK (TUL)
1182 Santiago, Chile (SCL) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Amarillo, TX (MA / KAMA), USA - Texas">AMA)
27 Seattle, WA (SEA) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
81 Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Montreal, Canada (YMX)
1440 Tampa, FL (TPA) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
54 Tokyo, Japan (NRT) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Vancouver, Canada (YVR)
60 Tokyo, Japan (NRT) Seattle, WA (SEA) Vancouver, Canada (YVR)
1431 Toronto, Canada (YYZ) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Little Rock, AR (LIT)
1001 Tulsa, OK (TUL) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Wichita, KS (CT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT)
1463 Washington Reagan, DC (CA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Memphis, TN (MEM)
37 Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Montreal, Canada (YMX)


The flights listed below returned to their points of departure on Tuesday and will not continue today.

Flight
Number From To Diverted To
89 Brussels, Belgium (BRU) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
676 Calgary, Canada (YYC) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Calgary, Canada (YYC)
2496 Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL) New York LaGuardia, NY (GA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA) Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL)
306 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Atlanta, GA (ATL) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
644 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Baltimore, MD (MI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
1540 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Boston, MA (BOS) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
820 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Charlotte, NC (CLT) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
2042 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
416 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Kansas City, MO (MCI) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
1087 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Orange County, CA (SNA) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
1536 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
1719 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Seattle, WA (SEA) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
1802 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) Washington Dulles, DC (IAD) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
1330 Denver, CO (DEN) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Denver, CO (DEN)
2089 Denver, CO (DEN) San Jose, CA (SJC) Denver, CO (DEN)
53 Glasgow, UK (LA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA) Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD) Glasgow, UK (LA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA)
1276 Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)
928 Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) Miami, FL (MIA) Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
79 London Gatwick, UK (LHR) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) London Gatwick, UK (LHR)
173 London Gatwick, UK (LHR) Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) London Gatwick, UK (LHR)
93 London Heathrow, UK (LHR) Boston, MA (BOS) London Heathrow, UK (LHR)
67 London Heathrow, UK (LHR) Chicago, O'Hare, IL (ORD) London Heathrow, UK (LHR)
986 Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) Miami, FL (MIA) Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)
2180 Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) Miami, FL (MIA) Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
2139 Miami, FL (MIA) Caracas, Venezuela (MI), Venezuela">CCS) Miami, FL (MIA)
377 Miami, FL (MIA) Port au Prince, Haiti (PAP) Miami, FL (MIA)
1394 Miami, FL (MIA) Washington Reagan, DC (CA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA) Miami, FL (Compare New York Air, the Airline that works for your Business
 
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:35 pm

FYI, that's in the Dominican Republic, not Africa!

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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:46 pm

AAStew,
"FYI, that's in the Dominican Republic, not Africa"

I took that right off of AA.COM.


976 Panama City, Panama (PTY) Miami, FL (MIA) Goma, Congo Dem Rep (GOM)
932 Quito, Ecuador (UIO) Miami, FA (MIA) Goma, Congo Dem Rep (GOM)

And when you check the city code, GOM is in the "Democratic Republic of the Congo", hence Africa, and not the Dominican Republic
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:12 pm

LOL the HTML is messed up  Nuts
 
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:50 pm

Here in MSP we had the following oddball diversions:


Air Canada 767-300
Korean Airlines 747-400
Korean Airlines 777-200

Also at that time, there were 7 Boeing 747-200s and 400s going transpacific from NW, that diverted to YVR. NW061, a 747-400, AMS-JFK diverted into YHX i think, and crew and pax were on board for over 24 hours.
Flight NW028, NRT-SFO was already too far south, and short on fuel for a return to YVR. The crew had to declare an emergency just to land at SFO.
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:34 pm

If its not Congo in the Dominican Republic then why isn't there a comma or airport code between Congo and Dem Rep? In fact why would Dem Rep even be there???

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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:25 pm

Stephen,

1.Try doing a search for GOM, the city code used in the site.

2. Dominican Republic would be abbreviated Dom Rep, not Dem Rep.

It is obviously a typo, and I sure they meant somewhere else.
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:51 pm

Stephen, maybe because there are two countries with the name Congo in them? Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Thu Nov 20, 2003 2:23 am

There were a couple ANA 744s at DTW on 9-11
 
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RE: 9/11 Diversions

Thu Nov 20, 2003 2:24 am

There are 2 Congo's now (Democratic Republic used to be Zaire)

CG CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
CD CONGO THE DEMOCRATIC REP OF
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