BA1340 LHR/LBA 27/3- diverted to MAN

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Old Mar 28, 18, 7:18 am
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BA1340 LHR/LBA 27/3- diverted to MAN

A friend of mine was on the following flight from LBA, which got to LHR so late she missed a connection to YYZ.

Someone from ba told her it was weather related, but this seems a little unlikely. Would somebody be able to check this for me, please? The aircraft in question was G-EUPX
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It was due to failure of some of the lighting and navigation equipment at LBA - it may be related to work that is being currently done overnight at the airport on those systems. The aircraft later positioned to LBA when the problems had been resolved.




I think two FR flights due in around the same time also diverted to LPL.
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Leeds sits on top of a hill and yesterday had fog and low cloud, plus some airfield issues.

Search the flight on flight radar 24 you'll see it held for ages, made an approach, held some more and then diverted.
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Originally Posted by Jumbodriver View Post
Why would it be unlikely? Leeds sits on top of a hill and yesterday had fog and low cloud, plus some airfield issues.

Search the flight on flight radar 24 you'll see it held for ages, made an approach, held some more and then diverted.
It was a calmer day than usual yesterday, Iím told!
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Originally Posted by Jumbodriver View Post
Search the flight on flight radar 24 you'll see it held for ages, made an approach, held some more and then diverted.
SHT1340 is BA1340. The other aircraft is a RYR that reached LBA roughly when BA1340 started its diversion; the RYR went to LPL.
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
SHT1340 is BA1340. The other aircraft is a RYR that reached LBA roughly when BA1340 started its diversion; the RYR went to LPL.
I don't know why FR24 is showing it as "SHT1340"? The Flight number is BA1340 but the call sign for this (and all domestic flights) is SHUTTLE followed by two numbers and a letter. The numbers are specific to each route and there is one number for departing LHR and another for arriving LHR. LBA is 20 for the northbound and 21 for the southbound. Usually that flight would be SHT20A I think.
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
SHT1340 is BA1340. The other aircraft is a RYR that reached LBA roughly when BA1340 started its diversion; the RYR went to LPL.
So that's what happens when the SHT flies

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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
I don't know why FR24 is showing it as "SHT1340"? The Flight number is BA1340 but the call sign for this (and all domestic flights) is SHUTTLE followed by two numbers and a letter. The numbers are specific to each route and there is one number for departing LHR and another for arriving LHR. LBA is 20 for the northbound and 21 for the southbound. Usually that flight would be SHT20A I think.
ATC callsign is definitely correct as SHT1340.

It doesn't have to be 2 numbers then a letter, it probably changed with the summer schedule.
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Originally Posted by Jumbodriver View Post
ATC callsign is definitely correct as SHT1340.

It doesn't have to be 2 numbers then a letter, it probably changed with the summer schedule.
oh ok. How curious. I thought all domestic flight callsigns were in the SHTNNX format.
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oh ok. How curious. I thought all domestic flight callsigns were in the SHTNNX format.
There was probably a call sign confusion incident so it got changed.
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