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4 Nov : BA253 [LHR-NAS & GCM] diverted to YYT [St Johns] due to apparent fuel leak

4 Nov : BA253 [LHR-NAS & GCM] diverted to YYT [St Johns] due to apparent fuel leak

Old Nov 4, 19, 3:44 pm
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4 Nov : BA253 [LHR-NAS & GCM] diverted to YYT [St Johns] due to apparent fuel leak

Today, BA253 B772 (G-YMMU) diverted to my hometown. Will BA likely send a rescue plane because of the mechanical problem? Or will they just try to repair it on the ground and continue.

It is still sitting on the tarmac now, with no outbound flight plan filed yet.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 3:46 pm
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Does anyone know which flight BA253 is and where YVT is? I haven't memorised the entire BA timetable or all the airport codes yet. Shame on me I know
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Old Nov 4, 19, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Geordie405 View Post
Does anyone know which flight BA253 is and where YVT is? I haven't memorized the entire BA timetable or all the airport codes yet. Shame on me I know
London to Nassau. YYT is St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Farthest easterly city in North America.

We get a lot of diversions here, to say the least...
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Old Nov 4, 19, 3:52 pm
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YYT is St.Johns. Looks like the aircraft and occupants are spending the night.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 3:53 pm
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Where was BA253 going?
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Old Nov 4, 19, 3:54 pm
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Relief flight leaving LHR at 12.00 tomorrow.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 4:09 pm
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Beautiful place to be stranded overnight.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 4:18 pm
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Beautiful place to be stranded overnight.
It's more beautiful if it's daytime when you arrive and leave the airport. OTOH, eastern Canada is a lot colder than the Bahamas.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 4:53 pm
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Do the pax get to use their food and drink vouchers on George Street? Might as well have some fun and make the best of the situation. Actually how would the Canadian eTA visa be dealt with. Can't see Canada missing a chance to clip everyone for $7
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A good example of why you might want to pack warm clothes in your hand luggage even flying to a warm place. That said given that the flight originated in England in Nov I would have thought that most pax had coats/jackets on them anyway.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
Relief flight leaving LHR at 12.00 tomorrow.
Fantastic! Looks like I will be able to catch it landing. Can I help you how did you find out about the relief flight?
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Old Nov 4, 19, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by South London Bon Viveur View Post
A good example of why you might want to pack warm clothes in your hand luggage even flying to a warm place. That said given that the flight originated in England in Nov I would have thought that most pax had coats/jackets on them anyway.
It was a very warm day here in St. John's. Blue skies and sunny for tomorrow also with above-average November temps around 12 degrees celsius.
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Fantastic! Looks like I will be able to catch it landing. Can I help you how did you find out about the relief flight?
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Old Nov 4, 19, 6:05 pm
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Insider knowledge. I never would have guessed
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
It's more beautiful if it's daytime when you arrive and leave the airport. OTOH, eastern Canada is a lot colder than the Bahamas.
Absolutely, but there are way worse places to spend a night. I am a firm believer of making the most of an unforseen stopover. I have been stranded a few places due to volcanoes, fog and crazy weather. All have been grand adventures.
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