|Quoting UAL747 (Reply 3):|
LGW or LHR, wouldn't really matter much. I'm assuming that landing fees are a bit less for LGW? LGW is perfectly capable of handling GE-90 equipped 777's. May also make more sense traffic wise than LHR. Overall, seems a better option being the easier airport to get into.
I think landing fees are more or less the same here at LGW
than at LHR
. Yes of course LGW
can handle the 777's, the UA
aircraft which diverted was N77006, and after a quick search here on A.net this aircraft was here plenty of times when CO
was at LGW
Another reason maybe for landing at LGW
is how serious the medical problem was, a big hospital is nearish to here so maybe it was quicker getting them off the plane and straight into the ambulance and off to hospital. But then again if it was that serious, I suppose they could have landed anywhere. Anyway nice to see an ex CO 777 back here at LGW after all these years!
[Edited 2011-12-17 17:00:56]
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