Endair2000
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US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:59 am

BBC News 24 is reporting a US bound flight from Manchester (UK) has been diverted to Bangor, Maine. No more info at present
 
Endair2000
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:01 am

BBC now confirms flight is American Airlines, reason being that a passenger is on the 'No Fly list' on that flight.
 
Stratofortress
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:05 am

It appears that it was an AA 767, even though Fox News showed a picture of A310.
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Crosscountry
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:08 am

I think it is AA55 MAN-ORD
 
Endair2000
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:10 am

It is AA55, Sky News just saying its diverted for security reasons now. Nothing about a passenger on the 'No Fly List'
 
prosa
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:12 am

Another thread says there was a possible bomb on board. Probably just a threat.
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express1
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:21 am

 banghead  this is just getting out of hand now,its perthetic.

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andz
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:23 am

Sky showing the plane on the ground in Bangor, saying all passengers will be interviewed.
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Endair2000
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:23 am

Sky News now saying that a local bomb squad has been called out. Also all passengers are to be interviewed by the F.B.I
 
gregarious119
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:44 am

Due to recent security measures, A.net has decided to beef up spotting forces in Bangor, ME.

Seriously, with all the diversions, seems like we need someone with a nice lens down that way to catch all the action they've been getting lately.
 
DFW13L
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:45 am

Looking at www.flightaware.com I noticed that First Choice also had a flight from MAN to SFB diverted to BGR too. First Choice flight 34. This was near the same time as the AA flight, so that looks like something might be going on.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight_t...parturetime=1156528200;arrivaltime
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YULWinterSkies
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:06 am

Quoting Stratofortress (Reply 2):
It appears that it was an AA 767, even though Fox News showed a picture of A310.

Not only they got the wrong a/c, but they also necessarily got the wrong airline...

"I saw it on TV, so it must be true" proves wrong once again!
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skibum9
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:10 am

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 10):
I noticed that First Choice also had a flight from MAN to SFB diverted to BGR too. First Choice flight 34. This was near the same time as the AA flight, so that looks like something might be going on.

FCA34 was only on the ground for less than 50 minutes, so if I were to guess it was a fuel stop as MAN to SFB stretches the legs of a 757.
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ultrapig
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:12 am

I am serious-but supposed a group of lets sad "badnicks" starting smuggling bad stuff in condoms shoved up their tailpipes-would the TSA wand protologists stationed at every airport? At what point are we going to have to take some risk?
 
jamotcx
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:34 am

Yawn! And people are still paranoid.

Maybe I shud just pack this job in?


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alphaomega
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:47 am

FCA 34 was a scheduled fuel stop. The flight is usually operated by a B767 but was downgraded to a 757, and thus required a stop in BGR.
 
EMBQA
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:02 am

Quoting Gregarious119 (Reply 9):
A.net has decided to beef up spotting forces in Bangor, ME.

And where would you be 'spotting' from...? As someone that worked at BGR for 6 years, viewing access to the ramp is VERY-VERY limited. One spot... if you don't get kicked out or questioned by the Police is the Red Cross building on the south end of the runway. The best spot is Telford's Commercial parking lot... but that is private property and you'll most likely be asked to leave.
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Lentini2001
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RE: US Flight Diverted

Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:08 am

Quoting Express1 (Reply 6):
this is just getting out of hand now,its perthetic.

Yep, I agree. Its putting me off more and more flying to Las Vegas next month.