CXfirst
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Virgin Australia A330 Diverted To ADL. Why? (21/5)

Mon May 21, 2012 12:20 pm

See on flightradar24.com right now that DJ569, the A330 service SYD-PER is landing in ADL. Does anybody know why?

Virgin's website says that the flight is on-time (in fact early), but I'm just guessing it's not updated.

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RE: Virgin Australia A330 Diverted To ADL. Why? (21/5)

Mon May 21, 2012 12:52 pm

Quoting CXfirst (Thread starter):
See on flightradar24.com right now that DJ569, the A330 service SYD-PER is landing in ADL. Does anybody know why?

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RE: Virgin Australia A330 Diverted To ADL. Why? (21/5)

Tue May 22, 2012 12:13 am

Had a friend on the flight and they were stuck on the aircraft in Adelaide for a couple of hours after a very rapid descent due to a medical emergency. Had some trouble finding someone qualified enough to move the plane back on to the runway!?!?. The passengers (not including the ill one I assume) weren't allowed off by management as "they inevitably get lost". If they had all deplaned due to a medical emergency then it would have been [to a] terminal. Fortunately, it being Adelaide they could have gone to Paradise!   
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RE: Virgin Australia A330 Diverted To ADL. Why? (21/5)

Tue May 22, 2012 2:32 am

Quoting allrite (Reply 2):

The reason I asked was that I was meant to pick somebody up at the airport from that flight as well.

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