SebastianMCO
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LH 744 FRA-MCO Diverted To Lajes 01/29/12?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:49 am

Just saw that the Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Orlando diverted to Lajes today (January 29th, 2012). Does anyone know why? Sick passenger? Is Lajes a good diversion airport for the 747?

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mwhcvt
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RE: LH 744 FRA-MCO Diverted To Lajes 01/29/12?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:24 am

There seem to be quite well set up for diversions there you only have to look at the visitors it receives in the database  if it didn't hand around I would suggest it was either a illness or disruptive pax divert rather than a mechanical issue

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comair25
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RE: LH 744 FRA-MCO Diverted To Lajes 01/29/12?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:24 am

I would say Lajes is a fine airport for a diversion. Its runway is over 10k feet long and I'm sure its capable of handling the B747 even though I don't have any direct access to the runway's weight restrictions. Lajes also sees many transit USAF aircraft.
 
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RE: LH 744 FRA-MCO Diverted To Lajes 01/29/12?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:15 pm

Quoting SebastianMCO (Thread starter):

Medical diversion. Yes Lajes is a good airport for diversion. As there are not many airports on that routing, it is first choice.

It was D-ABTH.

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