topjet330
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TCX Emergency Stop

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:55 pm

Just been looking

TCX234L, had to make a stop at Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL), after departing from cancun, and now is 4 hours late.

I wonder what happened?
 
gkirk
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RE: TCX Emergency Stop

Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:49 pm

Probably a medical emergency
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diesel1
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RE: TCX Emergency Stop

Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:55 pm

Topjet330

How do you know it was an 'emergency stop' ?
I don't like signatures...
 
topjet330
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RE: TCX Emergency Stop

Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:46 pm

well it was not scheduled to stop there
 
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Crosswind
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RE: TCX Emergency Stop

Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:15 am

An unscheduled stop doesn't mean an emergency though, which is the point I think Diesel1 was making... For example if fuel-burn is higher than expected on a flight, to the point where you will start to use your reserves en-route, then a diversion to a suitable airport will be made to uplift additional fuel.

This would be an en-route diversion, it would not be classed as an emergency landing.

Without any details it is impossible to speculate as to the nature of the diversion, emergency or otherwise.

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topjet330
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RE: TCX Emergency Stop

Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:45 am

yes i agree, could have been a medical problem as well