phlstudent
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Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:38 am

I was listening to the Philadelphia tower just now, about 930 EST, it sounded like AF flight 8 had an emergency and just landed at PHL. There is bad lightning right now, i am guessing its the same up at JFK? Does anyone know anything about this?

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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:51 am

According to Flightaware there is a nasty line of thunderstorms from PHL to about BDL. Looks like it will be a while before traffic starts back up again, in the NYC area.
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usairways85
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:08 am

Surprised they would send the aircraft to PHL. PHL has seen heavy downpoars and almost constant lightning in the past 1 hr or so.


It's a shame, looks like it's a scheduled 773, which might be PHL's first 773.

I like how flytecomm.com has listed that this flt landed in JFK at 9:30.

Hopefully everyone is ok and this was just a weather diversion
 
phlstudent
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:15 am

Yea, I live in center city, and it has been pretty bad here for the past couple of hours, weather.com shows a huge line of thunderstorms down the east coast.
Flightarrivals.com shows that indeed it did land at PHL at 930, hopefully this link works:
http://www.flightarrivals.com/cgi-bi....woa/1/wo/QrJCj19nuWKKFxsUrt1/1.15

I don't see how landing at PHL was any better than JFK. The weather can't be better, according to the tower many planes have been reporting wind shear on final

[Edited 2006-06-02 04:17:03]

[Edited 2006-06-02 04:20:58]
 
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:24 am

Looks like JFK is receiving quite a few diversions

AF 8 to PHL
AA 16 to EWR
AA 40 to BDL
CI 12 to BDL
DL 1842 to Norfolk
DL 1884 to SYR
B6 170 to BDL
B6 176 to ROC
B6 178 to ACY
UA 8 to EWR
CX 888 to YYZ
JM 11 to Norfolk
BA 179 to PHL



I have to admit, JFK's website has gotten much better over the years and I was able to view all this info rather quickly just by looking at their arrivals/departures info. Shame i can't say that about PHL

[Edited 2006-06-02 04:30:48]
 
iadguy73
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:30 am

I just looked out from FIS and AF08 is sitting at Gate A15 and is scheduled to continue to JFK at 1210am according to AF website.

Cheers!
 
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:33 am

Ok now it's due to leave PHL at 1100pm arriving at JFK at 1205am.
 
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:36 pm

one iteration from flightaware states dept 1111p arrival jfk 1136p. that's more like it. when DL used to have express flights to jfk, flight time was 24 min in an rj but total time was upwards of an hour, mostly on the ground.
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:43 pm

Flightaware has a lag time of about 7 min. I have to rush out to the airport to pickup someone from either IAH or HOU and by the time its showing in the air on the web site its really on decent here in CRP. Flightview is a bit better, they are about 4 mins behind.
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phlstudent
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:02 pm

It looks like now, its going to EWR then from there its going to JFK. Is this a mistake by flightaware?
 
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:11 pm

Quoting PHLstudent (Reply 9):
It looks like now, its going to EWR then from there its going to JFK. Is this a mistake by flightaware?

Fuel stop...  Wink
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:58 pm

PHL was fun tonight...I was on UA 896 ORD-PHL, scheduled to depart ORD at 4:10 pm...before we even boarded, the captain made an announcement in the gate area announcing the weather problems, and that we'd have to board and then go taxi to a penalty box for a wait of roughly an hour and a half or so for flow control...fair nuff, we sit in the box and finally take off around 6 pm central time...we get to the area between PIT and MDT and are forced into a hold there because the line of storms is way too thick and absolutely no aircraft are making it through...according to the captain one aircraft tried to get through to ACY, got "stuck" and was forced to head southbound and eventually had to land in North Carolina somewhere to refuel! The captain says that we'll stay in the hold for a while and if the situation doesnt improve, then he would divert us to PIT...we were in the hold for about 20 minutes and evidently things had opened up enough for aircraft to make it through, so we went for it, hit some nasty turbulence going between cells just east of the hold, and had to improvise somewhat to make it through (you can see the bizarre routing on the flightaware link at the bottom)...once in the PHL area, evidently there was a cell right over the final approaches to the 27s, so the crew proposed to Philly Approach trying to make a "teardrop" pattern starting with an overhead pass of PHL itself to get around and under the cell...that's pretty clear in the enlarged view of the flightaware map...on finals, Philly tower advised of a windshear alert 3 miles east of the 27R threshold, but it turned out to be a non-event, we landed safely at around 9 pm eastern time...we taxi to the D13 gate area, and stop 20 feet short of the jetway...the captain announces that there's been lightning within 5 miles of the field, so for ramper safety, ramp ops have stopped...so we wait...and wait...and wait...and wait...and in the sweltering a/c less cabin of the 733 (even though both engines were idling, no air conditioning was turned on), people get a little antsy (at one point during the wait, the captain announced that in a 15 minute period, nearly 800 lightning strikes had been recorded in the area)...finally, about 1 hour after we pulled up just short of the gate, conditions cleared up just enough to get a marshaller out for those all important last 20 feet...end result: 4 hours onboard an aircraft scheduled for a 1 hr. 45 minute flight...this flight would've been endless without Channel 9, but fortunately the captain was kind enough to turn it on for the whole flight...greatest thing ever!!!

http://map5.flightaware.com/flight_t...map.rvt?ident=UAL896;airports=KORD KPHL+;key=91aa4f9bf58b9c4727c60cb1307152ef020e0e2f;keytime=1149224083;height=600;width=800;departuretime=1149203100;arrivaltime=1149210600


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...6/history/20060601/2305Z/KORD/KPHL

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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:32 pm

AF008 diverted for fuel, due to an anticipated long hold for arrival into JFK. Aircraft was 777-300 F-GSQI with 308 onboard (only 2 empty seats). Landed 2139, arrived 2145. Departed 2311 and took off at 0002. Routine fuel stop.
 
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:16 pm

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 11):

wow, sounds like you had a fun evening, thanks for all the information!
 
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:05 pm

PHL was definately a mess last night. I was trying to take the inagural PHL-PDX flight which ended up canceling. It was a late arrival from PHX, then took a while to marshall in due to periodic ramp closures. One at the airbridge the ramp closed again preventing them from fueling up. My understanding was that this delay eventualy turned the flight crew into pumpkins, but I didn't hang around once they said the word "cancel", I was sprinting back to F to get back home. The 1045 SYR flight was late getting back into the gate and midway through boarding the ramp closed once agian, preventing the rampers from loading the plane. Once loaded up there were tons of other aircraft pushing at same time, so it took quite a while to take off. We ended up getting back to SYR @ 1:40.
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:14 pm

We had some serious wx in Bklyn last night. Thunder was so loud I thought that the end was truly near. More of the same expected this afternoon. GLad that I am off Thursday/Friday. But it is sunny now.
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:34 am

Quoting USflt1778 (Reply 12):
AF008 diverted for fuel, due to an anticipated long hold for arrival into JFK.

Diverted for fuel to EWR or PHL.

I was assuming they wouldn't have cleared it for take-off from PHL without a spot in the pattern at JFK secured.
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iadguy73
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RE: Air France Flt. 8 June 1 Emergency In PHL?

Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:47 am

AF 08 was diverted to PHL. When I saw the a/c at the gate waiting, it was being refueled.