Posts Tagged ‘diversions’
 

 

Divert (From the Pilot’s Point Of View)

The vast majority of airline flights reach their destination as planned. Occasionally bad weather or other factors cause flight crews to have to divert to an alternate airport, disrupting both the airline's and passenger's plan...
by Brad Tate
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The Why, How and Where of Flight Diversions

While diversions do happen frequently, the decision to land a plane perhaps hundreds or thousands of miles from its destination is not taken lightly. A look at why planes divert and how pilots, dispatchers and managers choose w...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Delta Boeing 767-300ER N1613B returned to JFK after a bomb scare. (File photo by Kaz T)

Delta Bomb Scare Forces Emergency Landing at JFK Airport [UPDATED]

A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing in New York after an air marshal discovered suspicious wires in a lavatory.
by admin
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A JetBlue Airbus A320 like this one was diverted to Amarillo after the Captain suffered a panic attack. (Photo by Kaz T)

JetBlue Pilot Meltdown Ended by Choke Hold from Former Prison Guard: With Video and Audio

A JetBlue flight made an emergency landing on Tuesday when the captain suffered some kind of mental breakdown. No one was injured, thanks in part to the actions of David Gonzalez, who held the pilot in a choke hold until the pl...
by admin
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The Why, How and Where of Flight Diversions

While diversions do happen frequently, the decision to land a plane perhaps hundreds or thousands of miles from its destination is not taken lightly. A look at why planes divert and how pilots, dispatchers and managers choose w...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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