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FDX1653 Diversion Last Night (2/7)

Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:50 pm

Just wondering if anyone knew why FedEx 1653 bound for CID from ATW diverted back to ATW shortly after takeoff. I was on my way home last night and noticed a plane landing that didnt look familar to me landing at ATW at that time of night, so I turned on my scanner and pulled off onto a side road to watch as the 727 fly over me. Checked flightaware and saw it left again later that night bound for CID.

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RE: FDX1653 Diversion Last Night (2/7)

Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:22 pm

I guess they forgot an important package  Smile
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RE: FDX1653 Diversion Last Night (2/7)

Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:30 pm

Perhaps it was a weight and balance issue that needed to be corrected, or a mechanical issue that was resolved back on the groud.
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.

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