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BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013

Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:40 pm

Hi everyone. Just wondering if anyone knows why a BA 744 left YQX at 10:28 NST this morning? I did a quick look and didn't see this posted.
 
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RE: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013

Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:48 pm

It's Speedbird 84, Vancouver-LHR flight diverted just off Greenland. Unconfirmed but it seems to be a Medical diversion.
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RE: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013

Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:50 pm

Looks like it is being operated by G-CIVL
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RE: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013

Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:08 pm

Thanks NorthStar, it's not often I get to see something like that climbing out over Gander.

[Edited 2013-02-28 12:08:49]
 
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RE: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:52 am

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 1):
It's Speedbird 84, Vancouver-LHR flight diverted just off Greenland. Unconfirmed but it seems to be a Medical diversion.

Following from the Transport Canada daily occurrence summary:

At 09:45Z, BAW84, Boeing 747-400, enroute from Vancouver (CYVR) to London (EGLL), advised of a medical emergency and requested clearance direct to Gander (CYQX). The flight was cleared as requested.
 
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RE: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:17 am

Thanks Viscount724. Hopefully the passenger is ok. The hospital in Gander is less than 10 minutes drive from the airport so at least that's a good thing about landing there for this reason.

[Edited 2013-03-01 02:18:53]

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