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Monarch A321 Diversion - ZB227

Old 17th Jun 2014, 11:35
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Monarch A321 Diversion - ZB227

ZB227 currently diverting en route from PMI to LGW....Looks to be heading in to Marseille


anyone know why?
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Old 17th Jun 2014, 12:59
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About 80% of these diversions are medically related. Medical diversions seem to have been on the increase in recent years.
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Old 17th Jun 2014, 14:42
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To be expected now that airline traffic is starting to increase.
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Old 17th Jun 2014, 15:08
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Logically it makes sense, but as recently as 10 years ago, I don't recall there being so many as there seem to be now. I don't have statistics, but during my most recent spell in ops (about 2 yrs ago) we had one every 2/3 days.
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Old 17th Jun 2014, 18:20
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We oldies are now many. We are living longer and travelling at much older ages then perhaps we used to. I guess this may partly contribute to an increase in medical related events.
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Old 17th Jun 2014, 18:23
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As well as diversions there are a significant number of flights with "medical emergencies" which receive priority at their scheduled destinations. I don't know if such flights are recorded in any stats.
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Old 17th Jun 2014, 19:57
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And yet another MON medic emergency, at least it wasn't by the DM this time

The plane landed safely and paramedics were waiting on the runway for the passenger to be given treatment.
Plane in emergency alert at Birmingham Airport - ITV News

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Old 17th Jun 2014, 20:07
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Amazing story/reporting from ITV there!
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