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DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:40 am
by acavpics
I just happened to be on FR24 and saw that this flight took a 180 turn over St Pierre and Miquelon. Seems to be heading back towards ATL.

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:43 am
by Seat1F
Looks like it. Currently heading to JFK and flying at 12,000 feet.

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:54 am
by wjcandee
It's N152DL. First transatlantic flight since it came out of maintenance at ILN on Thursday.

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:32 am
by Sancho99504
On the ground at JFK now. Might be a medical emergency.

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:28 am
by wjcandee
Sancho99504 wrote:
On the ground at JFK now. Might be a medical emergency.


Kind of a distance to fly with a medical emergency. More likely something inop precluding an ETOPS trip. But we won't know until we know, if we ever know.

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:08 am
by IPFreely
Another day and another Delta widebody diversion? According to FlightAware they descended as soon as they turned around and flew a long way at 12,000 feet. It might be a pressurization problem. If it was a medical emergency it must not have been much of an emergency since they overflew lots of airports including BOS on the way to JFK.

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:16 am
by hkcanadaexpat
it definitely looks like tech and not medical. there is an aircraft swap happening.

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:03 am
by wjcandee
Anybody ever hear what this was? Aircraft scheduled back into service Monday evening JFK-GIG.

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:32 am
by Sancho99504
wjcandee wrote:
Sancho99504 wrote:
On the ground at JFK now. Might be a medical emergency.


Kind of a distance to fly with a medical emergency. More likely something inop precluding an ETOPS trip. But we won't know until we know, if we ever know.

Apologies, it was supposed to say "Might not". Late night, extremely long shift.

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:02 am
by wjcandee
Sancho99504 wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
Sancho99504 wrote:
On the ground at JFK now. Might be a medical emergency.


Kind of a distance to fly with a medical emergency. More likely something inop precluding an ETOPS trip. But we won't know until we know, if we ever know.

Apologies, it was supposed to say "Might not". Late night, extremely long shift.


No sweat. Totally understood.

Guess they're confident that whatever-it-was is fixed bc it's gonna fly to ACC tonight...