EI787
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Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:19 am

An EI plane travelling from ORD to DUB was forced to divert to Goose Bay last night.

Here is the article from RTE (Irish National Broadcaster)

http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0416/aerlingus.html?rss

It seems that a smell of burning plastic forced the plane to divert to Goose Bay.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:30 am

I expected a security diversion.

Airplanes are machines, things to break from time to time, luckily it was nothing serious. The "lucky" pax got a side trip to northern Canada.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:56 am

Any news on what the actual problem was?

Hey, I wouldnt mind spending a couple of free days on the east coast!

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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:07 am

I thought it was going to be a bomb threat because last week Aer Arann, FR and IB had threats. Good to hear it was nothing like that!
Thanks for the info EI787.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:30 am

Hmm... I wonder who would win in a drinking contest, the Irish or the Newfies.
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:36 am

This isn't good for EI. They don't have any spare planes lying around that can take this one's place on other flights. Good to hear that it wasn't serious, though.  thumbsup 

Thanks for the article EI787.

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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 5):
This isn't good for EI. They don't have any spare planes lying around that can take this one's place on other flights.

It seems they've had something going on anyways, they've been subbing out flights to JFK and BOS to North American, World and Euro Atlantic.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:04 am

Quoting Flyer732 (Reply 6):
It seems they've had something going on anyways, they've been subbing out flights to JFK and BOS to North American, World and Euro Atlantic

Really?? I was not aware of this, when did this happen?
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:26 am

Quoting Shamrock133 (Reply 7):
Really?? I was not aware of this, when did this happen?

Possibly as early as Monday. I heard that there was a North American 757 flying for EI on Tuesday night DUB-JFK, that night a World MD11 operated EI112 JFK-SNN, and EI108 last night JFK-SNN-DUB.
Euro Atlantic was doing some BOS flights...
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:04 pm

Here's an update on the situation:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0417/aerlingus.html?rss

The aircraft has retuned to Ireland.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:14 pm

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 3):
I thought it was going to be a bomb threat because last week Aer Arann, FR and IB had threats. Good to hear it was nothing like that!

The IB to Madrid wasn't a bomb treat that's what the passengers made of, the person who was arrested for it spend a couple of days in prison and after those days it turned out to be a big communication mistake!

[Edited 2006-04-17 16:15:42]
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:31 am

This is not the first time an Aer Lingus A330 has been to Canada.

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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:27 am

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 2):
Hey, I wouldnt mind spending a couple of free days on the east coast!

In April, you would so, they still have snow on the ground, and Goose Bay means your stuck In Labrador hardly the plesant Halifax, or PEI have fun freezing with nothing to do.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:58 am

Quoting Jayce (Reply 4):
Hmm... I wonder who would win in a drinking contest, the Irish or the Newfies.

Being a Newfie myself, I would say that you would never see the end of it. Both groups would end up singing in bad slurs together and wake up together at one or the others house, then do it again the next night, best buddies Big grin
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:59 am

Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 12):
In April, you would so, they still have snow on the ground, and Goose Bay means your stuck In Labrador hardly the plesant Halifax, or PEI have fun freezing with nothing to do.

Emphasis on the word "free"!

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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:22 am

Why doesn't Aer Lingus fly to Canada, or do they?
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Plane Diverted To Canada

Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:47 am

Quoting DFORCE1 (Reply 15):
Why doesn't Aer Lingus fly to Canada, or do they?

I always thought they did a while ago before 9/11 but with privatisation around the corner they might start again. The shamrock does look good in the snow! Big grin