BA35 [LHR - MAA, 19 Jul] diverted to IST

Old Jul 19, 19, 2:18 pm
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BA35 [LHR - MAA, 19 Jul] diverted to IST

Anyone know what is happening to this flight? Seems to have divertednto Istanbul. Hoping it carries on to Chennai soon to bring me home.
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Old Jul 19, 19, 2:37 pm
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ExpertFlyer suggests that it is due to a reported technical defect. It is marked as continuing on to Chennai this evening after 2 hrs 20 mins in IST but I fear the crew hours are running out. It isn't going to make up much time now, so I think the return leg will be delayed at least.
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Old Jul 19, 19, 2:39 pm
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And because it is now 2 sectors, that also reduces the permitted crew duty hours.
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Old Jul 19, 19, 7:47 pm
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I don't understand, their would be fresh crew in Chennai for the return?
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Old Jul 20, 19, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by seaskybound View Post
I don't understand, their would be fresh crew in Chennai for the return?
They wont be much use for the aircraft in IST.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 2:26 am
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Well the plane made it to Chennai some five and half hours late. Must have been a very close call on crew hours as it sat in Istanbul for two hours forty minutes.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by martin102 View Post
Well the plane made it to Chennai some five and half hours late. Must have been a very close call on crew hours as it sat in Istanbul for two hours forty minutes.
forgive me, where does the other ~3 hours delay come from? Late departure initially or some kind of slower than average speed flight due to the MX issue?

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Old Jul 20, 19, 3:26 am
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forgive me, where does the other ~3 hours delay come from? Late departure initially or some kind of slower than average speed flight due to the MX issue?

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Some of that delay will be the time taken to divert to IST. A flight LHR-MAA is a lot less flying time than LHR-IST-MAA. There must also be time lost elsewhere, possibly late leaving LHR.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 3:30 am
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Some of that delay will be the time taken to divert to IST. A flight LHR-MAA is a lot less flying time than LHR-IST-MAA. There must also be time lost elsewhere, possibly late leaving LHR.
just looked, 1 hour and 6 minutes late taking off which won’t have helped
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Old Jul 20, 19, 4:16 am
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The FR24 track shows that the aircraft was already approaching being overhead IST before it started descending from cruising altitude, so additional time was taken in doubling back to the airport.
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