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DL 12 MSP-LHR Diverting To JFK

Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:26 am

Got a message from a friend on board. Crew medical emergency.
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RE: DL 12 MSP-LHR Diverting To JFK

Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:49 am

That seems like a long way to divert for a true medical emergency. Surely YQX, YYT, YHX, or BGR would be closer?
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RE: DL 12 MSP-LHR Diverting To JFK

Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:50 am

JFK is a DL international hub so re-connections possible, 24 hours customs, likely a backup crew available on short notice, top hospitals nearby, enough time to burn off fuel, JFK is a 24 hour airport with full ground staffing and JFK is in the USA.
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RE: DL 12 MSP-LHR Diverting To JFK

Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:23 pm

Looks like it is back in the air after an almost 9 hour delay,
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RE: DL 12 MSP-LHR Diverting To JFK

Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:25 pm

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 2):
24 hours customs

The fact that DL has a hub at JFK definitely helps, but 24 hour customs definitely doesn't mean anything to this flight.

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