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AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:09 pm

Last night flight 991 from MIA to CNF stopped in AUA for mechanical reasons. Anyone know why?

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RE: AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:42 pm

Looks like problems with the F1 Lav according to the ARMS messages sent via ACARS. And before everyone starts asking the aircraft was N387AA

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RE: AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:25 am

Lav problems requires a mechanical stop? Would this be a problem where the Lav was causing a safety issue or is there some requirement they must have where all Lavs must be working?
 
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RE: AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:50 am



Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 2):
Lav problems requires a mechanical stop? Would this be a problem where the Lav was causing a safety issue or is there some requirement they must have where all Lavs must be working?

Since this flight is not just an hour long hop, working toilets are a must. Really really. Just try to imagine a plane full of people who can't go to the potty.
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RE: AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:08 am



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):
Since this flight is not just an hour long hop, working toilets are a must. Really really. Just try to imagine a plane full of people who can't go to the potty.

Actually, that happened to me, on a domestic 757 transcon here in the US...about an hour into an SLC-BWI flight, the captain came on the PA and announced that the toilets were officially off-limits (due to a malfunction), and we pressed on towards our desination. I have never seen more people make a break for the bathrooms than when we got off at the gate at BWI...
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RE: AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:05 am

Wow. Adults can typically hold it. But try with a two or three year old. There's only so much they can do.
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RE: AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:40 am



Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 2):
Lav problems requires a mechanical stop? Would this be a problem where the Lav was causing a safety issue or is there some requirement they must have where all Lavs must be working?



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):

Since this flight is not just an hour long hop, working toilets are a must. Really really. Just try to imagine a plane full of people who can't go to the potty.

Also consider we don't have maintenance in CNF it is all contracted, but we have maintenance in AUA. Also if you have a lav that continues to flush it runs you out of your potable water supply since the rinse water is potable water not blue water on the 767's. So you have no water for the lavs and no water for coffee. I wouldn't want to be on that flight.

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RE: AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:07 am

Coffee -> toilet visits, so in some ways the problem solves itself.  

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RE: AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:52 pm

Divert was due to "burning electrical smell" which turned out to be an equipment cooling fan.
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RE: AA 991 Diverted To AUA - Why?

Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:52 pm

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 7):
Coffee -> toilet visits, so in some ways the problem solves itself.

It is interesting to note, that on the flight I was talking about, the SLC-BWI one, that not long after the Captain's announcement that the lavs were out of commission, the cabin crew announced that no more alcoholic beverages would be served for the remainder of the flight, and offered up their apologies in the same announcement   Smart call on their part...
  

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