hamad
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UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:26 am

My aunt and my brother are on United 925 from LHR to IAD. the flight has just landed in boston instead of IAD, any one is knowing what is going on about that? i am so worried and can't get hold of them
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hamad
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:47 am

10 minuites later i was able to get a hold of my aunt on her cell phone. she said that they landed at boston and they are not permitted to get off the airplane, but the fire fighters came aboard, took some kind of weird box out of the Lavs.

still no word on what is going on
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gmidy
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:25 am

Could be a small fire in the galley or something like that, they probably wouldn't let people off the plane because the flight might continue to IAD.. Nothing on the newswires about it so its obviously not a bomb scare or anything.
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:04 am

UA's site says "Aircraft Servicing" thjat's a big help!
 
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:01 am

Just took off from rwy 22R @2200local on its way back to IAD...Still want to know about the weird box the Fire fighters took from the lavs
 
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:00 pm

If I saw correctly, N774UA was the tail number and it was in the new colors.

I can confirm that all I saw were fire fighters around the aircraft ... when I left the airport at 2100 local time, the bird was still in North Cargo. It arrived around 1900 local time surrounded by the fire brigade.
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hamad
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:30 pm

well thanks folks for the replies. i don't know much about what happened. all i got was a call from my uncle after he picked them up telling me that it was 12:30 am, and they arrived safely. would be interesting to hear what happened from them tomorrow once i call them
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:04 pm

Pls Convey the Details when available.Would be keen to know what transpired,
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:44 am

This is the only information I could find doing a query for flight status:
MECH/DIVERTED FROM IAD TO BOS DUE TO MECH

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hamad
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:00 am

I was able to talk to my aunt this morning. and she said that they where told that there is a Short circuit in one of the lighting units. that unit happened to be some where in the (she was not sure the lave or the galley - thats what you get from people who doesn't know about aviation) back of the airplane. smoke was heavy and caused an alarm to go off from a smoke detector, so my assumption is it was in the lav as they have smoke detectors. they were only an hour and half away from landing, and boston was closer so they landed over there. once they landed, they were surrounded by emergency vehicles, and they were not parked at a gate. they parked, fire fighters and mechanics came aboard the airplane, and they didn't know for one whole hour what is going on, despite them pulling that black box immediatly after they landed. during that hour, my aunt was telling me that they were just taking back and forth a lot of "metal coils" as she claimed, then after that they kept switching the lighting of the cabin on and off. before they left by 30 minuites the captain came on and announced that the problem was a short circuit in one of the lighting unit, and they know that the problem is. it is getting fixed, and they are getting ready to wrap up and leave in 30 minuites.
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RE: UAL 925 LHR - IAD Diverted?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:38 pm

Hi all,

I snapped this picture from a US Airways Shuttle A319 leaving BOS for LGA that day.


MyAviation.net photo:
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You can actually see what I assume is the diverted UA B777 (center of the picture). There were lots of emergency vehicles around it with lights flashing (not visible in the picture).

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