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DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:06 am
by Web500sjc
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/a ... 432211002/

Saw this on the news. DL was operating a special section from LAS-CDG, DL148 (among other LAS flights this week). Just before the A/C reached Labrador canada, there was a mechanical issue that cause a diversion to BOS. Aircraft landed in BOS around 10pm. Another 777 was flown up, and continued the flight to CDG, departing BOS at 3:00am. (So a 5 hour delay.

Any idea what the issue is?

Pretty fast response to get a 777 from ATL-BOS in the middle of the night. For reference that replacement A/C departed from ATL about 20 minutes after the broken A/C landed in BOS.

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:22 am
by 2KINF
LOcal CBS reported a correctionon Friday evening that this was med. emergency.

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:07 am
by SteveXC500
Web500sjc wrote:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/01/10/delta-flight-makes-emergency-landing-boston-en-route-paris/4432211002/


Pretty fast response to get a 777 from ATL-BOS in the middle of the night. For reference that replacement A/C departed from ATL about 20 minutes after the broken A/C landed in BOS.


I would imagine in the time from deciding to divert to landing in BOS, DL found a plane and crew...

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:07 am
by DL777200LR
Was a mechanical diversion not medical. Hence why a recovery flight was sent from ATL

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:15 am
by 777Mech
DL777200LR wrote:
Was a mechanical diversion not medical. Hence why a recovery flight was sent from ATL


It was actually both. It was a airframe vibe and a passenger was having a severe anxiety attack and the flight declared a medical emergency.

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:41 am
by dstblj52
777Mech wrote:
DL777200LR wrote:
Was a mechanical diversion not medical. Hence why a recovery flight was sent from ATL


It was actually both. It was a airframe vibe and a passenger was having a severe anxiety attack and the flight declared a medical emergency.

I just want to say thank you for being such a great resource to the A.net community

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:03 pm
by rafpen
I was on this flight. The plane started having problems right after taking off from the LAS. An unidentified hissing sound appeared and disappeared several times. In fact, there was an airframe vibe due to a cracked and loose air conditioning vent (per pilot), as well as constant loud hissing sound. Passengers pressed the pilot to land. So he turned toward Boston, it was an hour before we landed. Several passengers had a serious anxiety attack and during the last hour, the flight announced a medical emergency.

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:36 am
by USAirwaysfan
Hi, first time posting here. Was looking at the tail number that diverted on flight aware and plane finder and it appears that this aircraft is the same one that had the emergency en route to Shanghai and would up dumping fuel during the emergency landing in LAX. Seems a little bit suspect to have two mechanical issues that resulted in diversion/emergency landing of the same aircraft. Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:30 am
by eamondzhang
USAirwaysfan wrote:
Hi, first time posting here. Was looking at the tail number that diverted on flight aware and plane finder and it appears that this aircraft is the same one that had the emergency en route to Shanghai and would up dumping fuel during the emergency landing in LAX. Seems a little bit suspect to have two mechanical issues that resulted in diversion/emergency landing of the same aircraft. Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

Not the same a/c. N860DA (the one diverted back to LAX enroute to PVG) is still in LAX waiting for the new engine.

Off topic a little bit but I've heard a rumour that said DL chartered an An-124 to carry the engine but cancelled the order after the a/c arrived into MSP, can anyone confirm this?

Michael

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:49 am
by USAirwaysfan
Hi Eamondzhang, thanks for the reply. You are correct, it is still sitting in LAX now; however, I think you may be thinking of the two flights in the wrong order. The DL148 diversion occurred on January 9th. The aircraft then flew several more missions until the 14th, when the Shanghai flight returned to LAX.

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:05 am
by arfbool
USAirwaysfan wrote:
Hi Eamondzhang, thanks for the reply. You are correct, it is still sitting in LAX now; however, I think you may be thinking of the two flights in the wrong order. The DL148 diversion occurred on January 9th. The aircraft then flew several more missions until the 14th, when the Shanghai flight returned to LAX.


OK...860 was the rescue plane. It subsequently had the failure at LAX and remains there. The original plane was 864. It diverted to Boston but is back in rotation.