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What Type Of BA Aircraft Was Diverted To Halifax?

Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:06 pm

On Sunday night a BA flight LHR-BOS made an emergency landing in YHZ after a passenger gave birth during the flight. The news report did not specify the type of aircraft and no news pictures were taken.

Any info on the aircraft type? My guess is a 777-200ER.
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RE: What Type Of BA Aircraft Was Diverted To Halifax?

Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:16 pm

It was BA215 which is a 744 operated service.
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RE: What Type Of BA Aircraft Was Diverted To Halifax?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:08 am

Can Halifax airport can handle boeing 747-400? i been there few times and i know the airport is not made for jumbo jet... how they unload the ppl off the plane in Halifax?
 
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RE: What Type Of BA Aircraft Was Diverted To Halifax?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:29 am

Quoting HighFlyer1986 (Reply 2):

I'm sure there are one or two B744s in pics taken on 9/11 2001 at YHZ
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RE: What Type Of BA Aircraft Was Diverted To Halifax?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:55 am

Actually CYHZ has 2 major runways,
05/23 (formerly 06/24) 8,800 x 200 feet (2,682 x 61 metres) asphalt / concrete AND
14/32 (formerly 15/33) 7,700 x 200 feet (2,346 x 61 metres) asphalt .
As you may see, both fit 744 requirements for an emergency landing.

btw: on 9/11 several 747 (LH and AZ) as well as at least one C-17 were diverted to Halifax. Maybe the terminal facility is not appropriate for such huge a/c, but at least the runways are...
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RE: What Type Of BA Aircraft Was Diverted To Halifax?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:06 am

Quoting Hush-Kit (Reply 4):
btw: on 9/11 several 747 (LH and AZ) as well as at least one C-17 were diverted to Halifax. Maybe the terminal facility is not appropriate for such huge a/c, but at least the runways are...
regards, chris

YHZ has jetbridges, same as YYT.

Both airports are more than capable of handling a 747.


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RE: What Type Of BA Aircraft Was Diverted To Halifax?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:15 am

Quoting HighFlyer1986 (Reply 2):
Can Halifax airport can handle boeing 747-400? i been there few times and i know the airport is not made for jumbo jet...

Scheduled commercial service and emergency landings are two things that should be regarded independently.
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RE: What Type Of BA Aircraft Was Diverted To Halifax?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:20 am

Quoting Hush-Kit (Reply 4):
least one C-17 were diverted to Halifax.

The C-17 is significantly smaller than a 747 and is built for 3000' x 90' runways.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 5):
YHZ has jetbridges, same as YYT.

Jetways don't really mean much. I have deplaned a 744 with airstairs on a scheduled LAX-FRA flight
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RE: What Type Of BA Aircraft Was Diverted To Halifax?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:53 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
I have deplaned a 744 with airstairs on a scheduled LAX-FRA flight

N1120A: i d bet almost my next salary it was AIR INDIA, wasn t it???

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