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Old 2nd May 2007, 10:28
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Churchill, Manitoba.

Anyone hear of a BA SEA to LHR B777 putting down in Churchill due to a medical emergency?
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Churchill, Manitoba

Yesterday, 0830 Zulu?
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It appears so:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...445Z/CYYQ/EGLL
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Churchill Manitoba

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...p/public/en_gb

Yes it would appear so.
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Would be interesting to know more... an AF flight went in there a while ago with a mechanical problem and ran into problems like there were no stairs high enough. They eventually got the pax off using a freight lift. The normal run of traffic there is twin turboprops - or even singles, like the PC12 that took me there a couple of years ago on a scheduled service.

Great place to visit but not much fun if you weren't expecting it...
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Oh, I don't know - great place to see the aurora borealis and there's always the polar bears being helicoptered out of town...
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It was on the ground for 2 hrs (pretty quick for unplanned div), it was for some unknown pax reason. Suspect either air rage (that'll teach em!) or more likely medical.
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Some years ago a transatlantic flight (United 767 I think) diverted into Churchill because of a fault and because of the delay involved, many of Churchill's residents put the passengers up in their own homes (there are hotels there, but not many). There's a model of the aeroplane and a little plaque with the story in Churchill library; a thank-you gift from the airline.
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Swissair took an MD11 once in there on the way to LA due to medical. As there were no stairs, they somehow loaded another set onto a flatbed truck and made it fit. Saved the guy's life by putting down there, taxiing out and departing was described as an "experience".

Can't remember off hand how many times I did plan Churchill as intermediate in my days at that particular desk but it was quite often.

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