idlewildchild
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VS40 BOS-LHR Emergency?

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:09 am

I noticed on Radar24 that VS40 appears to be makin an emergency decent into St. John's. Anyone know what's up with this flight?
 
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RE: VS40 BOS-LHR Emergency?

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:11 am

Correction, just turned and appears to be heading for Gandar.
 
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RE: VS40 BOS-LHR Emergency?

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:16 am

And now just vanished. Odd, I wonder what's up with this or is a Radar24 error? It shows as G-VNYC, an A330-300
 
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RE: VS40 BOS-LHR Emergency?

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:21 am

Flightaware says VS40 is ORD - LHR, diverting to Gander ...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR40

And reporting now that it has landed.

EDIT:

Virgin's website is showing an estimated 1.5-hour delay into LHR, which makes me think it's a medical diversion.

[Edited 2012-09-17 20:24:32]
 
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RE: VS40 BOS-LHR Emergency?

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:34 am

Thanks. For some reason flightradar24 showed it operating BOS-LHR. I figured it was medical. It came down very quickly and was not showing even quicker.
 
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RE: VS40 BOS-LHR Emergency?

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:37 am

Question: This flight isn't showing as circling, and I'm not sure if VS' A330s have fuel jettison capabilities. Would a flight from ORD to LHR diverting to Gander be likely to land overweight? What kind of inspections would be required?

I'm assuming from the estimated 1.5-hour delay that the landing is not expected to be overweight.
 
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RE: VS40 BOS-LHR Emergency?

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:37 am

Quoting idlewildchild (Reply 2):

Since when has the a330 been being sent to ORD??
 
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RE: VS40 BOS-LHR Emergency?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:08 pm

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 6):

Since G-VGBR entered service on 4th September.
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