cayman
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AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:45 am

An AA A300-600 just came in here (GCM) tonight (Wed about 6PM local) as a result of some emergency diversion. It was fine, taxied to terminal no prob, but I don't think it was a sick passenger---they dismebarked all the pax and it looks like they are stuck here for awhile.

Anyone have any idea where it was coming from/to?

That's about as big an a/c as we ever see in GCM

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cayman
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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:53 am

Whatever problem they had with that a/c it was defintiely mechanical related---someone just told meit arrived with a little smoke and fire trucks were dispatched---as I say though---all is well--saw it with my own eyes, though not landing (Cayman is so small!)

Still I am quite curious how it got here---probably MIA to somewhere in latin America where they use the 300 and might be overflying or near Cayman--
 
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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:34 pm

Landed with a fuel problem.

There's a field trip of mechanics coming down from MIA to work on the aircraft. Passengers are being protected on a new aircraft coming from MIA.
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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:40 pm

Cayman-

You mentioned, "That's about as big an a/c as we ever see in GCM".

I don't think so. The Boeing 777 British Airways flew to GCM scheduled last year. They changed to 767 currently. The 777 is bigger than Airbus 300 in GCM airport.


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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:45 pm

Oh by the way,

Does Air Jamaica ever fly to GCM with Airbus 300 or 310? I am not sure if they are still service I would guess they are using A320.

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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:36 pm

Big777--

Funny, you're the second person to tell me that BA used to fly the 777 in here so I take your word for it---but they must have switched to 763 a little over 2 years ago---I've been here 2 years now and it's always been a 763 since I've been here----believe me I'd love to see a 777 in here---this Island is very small----no spotting areas quite as dramatic as St Maarten but still you can enjoy spotting from some pretty good vantage points--

Air Jamaica only recently resumed jet service in here at all, and it's a 320--never a widebody---I have seen on rare occasion 321---but up until a couple months back they were all Dash in here----

So the AA A300 is as big as we've seen here----at least in a long while. BA 763 and AC762 are the next biggest--cheers--
 
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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:37 pm

PS--

AAnalyst---out of curiosity where was that A300 with the fuel problem going to/from?
 
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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:42 pm

Definetly originated in MIA, as MIA is A300-600R capital for AA after SJU/SDQ.
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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:20 pm

That again raises the question, why GCM? Seems like SDQ or something in the Dominican would be lots closer?

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=SJU-MIA-GCM&PATH-UNITS=mi&PATH-COLOR=red

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cayman
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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:20 pm

I figured origin MIA--but I guess it depends on where it was going as to why it came here---

Many flights to Peru/Ecuador/Bolivia overfly Cayman---
 
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RE: AA A300 Diversion Into GCM

Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:14 am

It was flight 972 from SJO-MIA. The airplane stayed in GCM until Thursday afternoon (Aug 5) when it was ferried to MIA.
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