AW568 Why the diversion to MLU

Old Sep 23, 05, 5:39 pm
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AW568 Why the diversion to MLU

I noticed that AWE 568 from MCO-PHX is landing at MLU, Monroe, LA. Anyone know why?? AWE's site shows just MCo-PHX
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Old Sep 23, 05, 5:53 pm
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I pulled it up on yahoo flight tracker and it shows MLU and the HP a/c in question having landed. It also shows Rita as a backdrop and my guess is due to Rita this flight was diverted. I guess the bigger question is why did this flight ever leave mco
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Old Sep 24, 05, 6:16 pm
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I just got off the phone with a friend whose husband was on this flight. It was late getting out (perhaps due to weather?) but then about an hour into the flight a man on board had a heart attack. There were two nurses that just happened to be on board that revived the man. Once they landed in MLU there was a problem- something about the runway being so short that they had to wait for an hour to get directions/instructions on how to take off. They ended up finally landing in PHX around 10:30 last night.

I guess it just goes to show you how informed we are on FT. I was talking to this friend (who happens to be out of town for the weekend) and she said that she knew her husband was going to be late and hoped he made it back ok last night from Florida. Since I had read this I piped in and told her that there was a flight that had to divert and lant in LA. She wasn't sure but low and behold she called me back about 10 minutes later and told me it was his flight and shared the details.

So now the mystery is solved!
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