pwm2txlhopper
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Why Did AA FLT 79 LGW-DFW Stop In BGR Today?

Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:29 am

I just noted American flt. 79 just landed in BGR about an hour ago enroute to DFW from London. Anybody know if this was another air rage diversion, a medical. or a MX Issue?
 
aa777flyer
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RE: Why Did AA FLT 79 LGW-DFW Stop In BGR Today?

Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:05 am

Medical Emergency. Flight refuled and redeparted.
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scottysair
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RE: Why Did AA FLT 79 LGW-DFW Stop In BGR Today?

Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:08 am

Yes, it is for medical emergency in BGR and I just found with these flight tracker and here it is:

Airline American
Flight Number 79
Departure City (Airport) London, England, Great Britain (EGKK)
Departure Time 04/06/2004 02:49 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DFW)
Arrival Time 04/06/2004 08:07 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:02
Aircraft Type Boeing 777-200
Current Altitude 4,600 feet
Current Groundspeed 278 mph
Flight Status In Flight

Airline American
Flight Number 79
Departure City (Airport) London, England, Great Britain (EGKK)
Departure Time 04/06/2004 08:27 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Bangor, ME (BGR)
Arrival Time 04/06/2004 03:55 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 777-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

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N777UA
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RE: Why Did AA FLT 79 LGW-DFW Stop In BGR Today?

Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:15 am

Not to piss anyone off, but who cares?

Flights divert all the time.
 
pwm2txlhopper
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RE: Why Did AA FLT 79 LGW-DFW Stop In BGR Today?

Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:31 am

I care because Im an airline geek, and anytime an unregular visitor comes around my home airports I I'm curious to know.
 
thunder9
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RE: Why Did AA FLT 79 LGW-DFW Stop In BGR Today?

Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:34 pm

Pwm --

As 777Flyer said, it was a medical emergency. More specifically, a pax was having severe chest pains, so it was decided to stop at BGR to boot the pax off! I'm only kidding, folks. The pax was taken to a local hospital, and AA79 continued on to DFW uneventfully.

I was the lucky buck who had the pleasure of rebooking all the connecting pax. Aprox 90 misconnect pax, with about 25 of them having to spend the night in North Texas, courtesy of AA.

All-in-all, it was a rather uneventful divert flight here on the "receiving" end!  Smile

-J
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