Mon, May 15, 2006
Flight Diverts To Montreal
Executives at Biman
Bangladesh Airlines say they still don't know why their flight from
Dhaka to JFK was turned away before entering US airspace
The DC-10 was en route from Dhaka, flying through Brussels, when
the flight crew entered Canadian airspace. That's when they got
word from the Civil Aviation Authority of Canada that they wouldn't
be allowed to land in New York.
Well, now what? The plane apparently didn't have enough fuel on
board to return to Brussels, so it wound up landing in Montreal at
about 6:30 Saturday morning.
The 257 passengers were taken to a local hotel... where Biman
Bangladesh helped them make arrangements to get to New York.
Bangladesh's New Nation reports that now, Biman wants some
answers from the FAA regarding what could have led the FAA to
divert their plane. The FAA had earlier written the airline a
letter, saying it would lose its right to operate in the US if it
didn't improve the safety of both its flights and its
Biman added Canadian authorities inspected the plane, and its
records... and found it to be safe.
Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science C>[...]
A New Single-Seat SportPlane Shows Great Potential For Serious Fun While at the Sport Aviation Expo 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped by to talk with Dan Wese>[...]
AD NUMBER: 2014-21-07 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes>[...]
AD NUMBER: 2014-21-10 PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.>[...]
Ex-MACs This group is made of retired McDonnell Engineers, most of whom began their careers at MAC either on the F101, F3H or F4H programs.>[...]