DL1327 diverts to YXY

Old May 30, 20, 5:59 pm
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DL1327 diverts to YXY

DLís daily FAI-SEA flight diverted to YXY (Whitehorse) due to an electrical issue. The Whitehorse Star has some photos on Facebook.

Based on where the plane turned around, I am surprised they didnít land in JNU. They must have wanted the straight-in approach and a couple thousand feet of extra runway that YXY offers, despite the presumed headache of diverting to Canada on a domestic flight.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...415Z/PAFA/CYXY
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the A220 landed YXY ~0900PDT; rescue airplane left SEA ~1730 (DL9961, a 739) and is due back as DL9962 ~2345
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Originally Posted by Chugach View Post
DLís daily FAI-SEA flight diverted to YXY (Whitehorse) due to an electrical issue. The Whitehorse Star has some photos on Facebook.

Based on where the plane turned around, I am surprised they didnít land in JNU. They must have wanted the straight-in approach and a couple thousand feet of extra runway that YXY offers, despite the presumed headache of diverting to Canada on a domestic flight.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...415Z/PAFA/CYXY
the language in the pilotsí manual for some non-normal conditions states ďland at the nearest suitable airportĒ; however, that may not necessarily be the nearest airport geographically, since factors like runway length, weather, and approach procedures can influence the suitability criterion
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Last time DL visited YXY, (that was an ANC-MSP diversion) they received an extremely warm welcome from the community, despite the fact that passengers couldn't leave the airport and the fact that a rescue plane wasn't available until the following morning.

Makes sense that DL decided to go back the next time they were in the neighborhood and needed a helping hand!

Delta Air Lines gave guests an unexpected look at Whitehorse
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Old May 30, 20, 7:42 pm
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Another reason why I always carry my passport on me at all times but given the current situation with COVID, it would be prudent to get these passengers out.
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Old May 30, 20, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Chugach View Post
DLís daily FAI-SEA flight diverted to YXY (Whitehorse) due to an electrical issue. The Whitehorse Star has some photos on Facebook.

Based on where the plane turned around, I am surprised they didnít land in JNU. They must have wanted the straight-in approach and a couple thousand feet of extra runway that YXY offers, despite the presumed headache of diverting to Canada on a domestic flight.
I don't know what the JNU weather was at the time, but many electrical problems would preclude the use of the RNP approaches used to avoid the terrain while landing in JNU.
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Old May 30, 20, 9:11 pm
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Am I the only one who found this thread a little comforting? Glad everyone is ok but more so it felt like the first normal thread on FT in months. Nice to hear 'regular' travel problems not related to covid.
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Old May 30, 20, 10:21 pm
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What happens with passengers who donít have passports on them? Will they need to go through US immigration upon their flight back to the US?
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Old May 30, 20, 10:25 pm
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What happens with passengers who donít have passports on them? Will they need to go through US immigration upon their flight back to the US?
No, they never left the airport, as such, they never entered Canada. There are no immigration agents at YXY
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Old May 30, 20, 10:52 pm
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JNU weather at the time of the diversion is highlighted.

PAJN 301553Z COR 00000KT 10SM FEW006 FEW030 OVC065 12/08 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP117 T01170083
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PAJN 301453Z 00000KT 10SM BKN035 OVC070 11/08 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP118 60000 T01110083 56010

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PAJN 301353Z 00000KT 10SM OVC065 11/08 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP120 T01060083

Passengers heading to SEA now.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/...415Z/PAFA/CYXY
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Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
No, they never left the airport, as such, they never entered Canada. There are no immigration agents at YXY
How do they handle the weirdest flight in the world then? (Condor's FRA-YXY flight)
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Old May 31, 20, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
No, they never left the airport, as such, they never entered Canada. There are no immigration agents at YXY
Not leaving the airport has nothing to do with it. US CBP could insist that everyone/everything onboard clear as they touched down. In practice they simply let the plane land as it was intended, domestically.
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Old May 31, 20, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by nmpls View Post
How do they handle the weirdest flight in the world then? (Condor's FRA-YXY flight)
There are immigration agents at YXY, according to this review of the flight from OMAAT. Apparently they also service some Alaska flights, though those could theoretically be pre-cleared.
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Old May 31, 20, 8:39 am
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JNU is a "special-qual" airport for Delta flight ops due to the terrain and the approaches, and the 737-800 is the only DL airplane authorized to go there. Although all 737 pilots are interchangeable, not all 737 pilots would have the JNU qual. The A220 pilots definitely wouldn't have it. I am not even sure that the A220 has JNU approaches built into the FMS.

In an emergency, captain's emergency authority wouldn't preclude landing anywhere, qual or not, but unless you're on fire, YXY probably would be considered the nearest suitable here.
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Old May 31, 20, 9:29 am
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...orse-1.5591966

No injuries reported but 18 passengers are in isolation as a COVID-19 precaution

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