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UA 129 Diversion To DEN Right Now...Any Ideas Why?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:33 am

UA 129 is diverting to DEN right now. It's scheduled from ORD to LAX. The ATC is asking for fuel on board and other questions.

Any idea what's happening or why the diversion?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...9/history/20071107/0226Z/KORD/KLAX

Thanks.

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OPNLguy
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RE: UA 129 Diversion To DEN Right Now...Any Ideas Why?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:21 am

If ATC is asking for FOB and other info, that would tend to rule out a medical diversion, and suggest something mechanically-related...to me anyways...
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RE: UA 129 Diversion To DEN Right Now...Any Ideas Why?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:30 am

Speculations?....,

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):
mechanically-related...to me anyways...

BTW, how did you find out about this? were you tuned on Denver Center?
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RE: UA 129 Diversion To DEN Right Now...Any Ideas Why?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:49 am

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 2):
BTW, how did you find out about this? were you tuned on Denver Center?

Nah, I was tuned into Anet...  Wink

UA129 DEN-LAX was in the air a little over an hour after landing at DEN, so they could have used another 757 that had already terminated at DEN, leaving the presumably busted one there for overnight repair. All assuming it was a mechanical issue...
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RE: UA 129 Diversion To DEN Right Now...Any Ideas Why?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:51 am

Definately sounds like a mechanical of some sort. If the spare is there, might as well use it.
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lxlgu
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RE: UA 129 Diversion To DEN Right Now...Any Ideas Why?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:14 am

Hi was mechanical

AC landed 2148 and took off again DEN 2248

Aircraft landed LAX 2357-so the delay was not too bad at the end of the day!

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RE: UA 129 Diversion To DEN Right Now...Any Ideas Why?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:24 am

Quoting Lxlgu (Reply 5):
Aircraft landed LAX 2357

Seeing as it's only 2323 right now..?..[theme from Physco]

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RE: UA 129 Diversion To DEN Right Now...Any Ideas Why?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:14 am

I guess that would have been the ETA
Main thing the ac is on the ground in LAX and was at the gate at midnight

Cheers!
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