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FlyerTalk Member Reports on Experience of Emergency Airplane Diversion to Goose Bay

A Boeing 767-300 aircraft operating as United Airlines flight 958 from Chicago to London diverted to rural Goose Bay in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador last week due to a mechanical issue which has yet to be officially identified publicly, according to numerous sources.

The 176 passengers aboard the aircraft were reportedly forced to endure near-freezing conditions in military barracks without heat for greater than 20 hours; and were outraged that the airline did not reach out to communicate with them pertaining to this incident. Meanwhile, members of the flight crew reportedly stayed at a hotel.

A replacement aircraft finally arrived at the airport — which serves the town of approximately 7,500 people — to bring the passengers to Newark Airport before continuing on to their original destination of Heathrow Airport, which is one of the international airports which serves the greater London metropolitan area.

Here is a first-hand account of the incident as reported by FlyerTalk member nautical, who was a passenger on the aircraft in question…

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Seat Recline Battle Results in Flight Diversion; Police Called

Two passengers were embroiled in a heated argument aboard an airplane which operated as United Airlines flight 1462 over seat recline on Sunday, August 24, 2014 — resulting in the airplane being diverted to Chicago, where police and agents of the Transportation Security Administration were summoned.

The fight reportedly started when…

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United Airlines Flight Diverted to Wichita Due To Deployment of Emergency Slide

“My father was on the flight”, reported FlyerTalk member DENviaLAX, pertaining to the Boeing 737-724 airplane which operated as United Airlines flight 1463 from Chicago to Santa Ana on Sunday, June 29, 2014 but was diverted to Wichita after an emergency slide inflated inside the aircraft during the flight. “All he really said was…

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Excessive Dog Excrement Forces Emergency Landing

I could not fabricate this story if I tried. The excrement of a dog during flight reportedly resulted in an emergency landing of the aircraft operating as US Airways flight 598 from Los Angeles to Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Flight attendants supposedly ran out of paper towels while attempting to clean up a second mess left in the aisle by the large dog, which reportedly defecated three times during the flight — resulting in some passengers becoming ill, causing the diversion of the flight to Kansas City. Once the aircraft landed…

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Not a Good Week For El Al: Emergency Landings, Disrupted Operations and Delays

Several incidents have contributed to what has been a week of mishaps for El Al Israel Airlines Limited — including oxygen masks which unexpectedly deployed and delayed a flight; a cracked windshield which caused pilots to return the airplane to its origination airport; an aircraft door damaged by children which delayed a flight; and a pilot who collapsed on the controls in the cockpit during a flight which resulted in an emergency diversion. Let’s get started…

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FlyerTalk Member Aboard Airplane During Emergency Landing in Texas Due to Pilot Report of Smoke in the Cockpit

An Embraer EMJ-145 regional jet aircraft — which operated as American Eagle flight 3400 on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — departed from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on its way to Quad City International Airport in Moline but was diverted to Greenville, Texas due to smoke reported in the cockpit as described by FlyerTalk member TestKing, who was aboard that flight with his wife…

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Pilot Dies After Suffering From Heart Attack; Flight Diverted

The captain of a Boeing 737-900 aircraft which operated as United Airlines flight 1603 from Houston to Seattle suffered from a heart attack during the flight, causing the aircraft to be diverted to Boise where it safely landed — and FlyerTalk members who were amongst the 161 people aboard that aircraft post their first-hand experiences., which included one FlyerTalk member who supposedly performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the captain. Two doctors and an off-duty pilot…

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Unruly Passenger Causes Diversion of jetBlue Flight

An Airbus A320 aircraft operated by jetBlue Airways carrying 137 passengers was diverted to Denver International Airport earlier this week on its way from New York to San Diego because of the actions of a female passenger who became unruly and irate — reportedly starting an argument with the flight crew after a fellow passenger was moved to the same row as her in the premium cabin close to the front of the aircraft but without…

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Unconscious Pilot Collapses in Aisle in Front of Passengers; Causes Co-Pilot to Divert Flight

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Alaska Airlines carrying 116 passengers and five flight crew members was diverted to Portland International Airport earlier this week on its way from Los Angeles to Seattle because a pilot lost consciousness during the flight supposedly as a result of an unspecified medical condition. The pilot reportedly collapsed in the aisle in front of passengers after…

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FlyerTalk Members Report on Experience of Emergency Airplane Diversion to Ascension Island — With Photographs

A Boeing 777-200 aircraft operating as Delta Air Lines flight 201 from Johannesburg to Atlanta diverted to Ascension Island last week due to a problem with one of its engines, reportedly prompting fuel to be dumped before landing. Another Boeing 777-200 aircraft operating as Delta Air Lines flight 9978 arrived at Ascension Island to safely take the passengers and flight crew to Atlanta. The total delay was approximately 20 hours and 30 minutes. Here is a first-hand account of the incident as reported by FlyerTalk member ksgalbre, who was a passenger on the aircraft in question…

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