FlyerTalk Member Reports on Experience of Emergency Airplane Diversion to Goose Bay

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    A Boeing 767-300 aircraft operating as United Airlines flight 958 from Chicago to London diverted to rural Goose Bay in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador last week due to a mechanical issue which has yet to be officially identified publicly, according to numerous sources. The 176 passengers aboard the aircraft were reportedly forced to endure near-freezing conditions in military barracks without heat for greater than 20 hours; and were outraged that the airline did not reach out to communicate with them pertaining to this incident. Meanwhile, members of the flight crew reportedly stayed at a hotel. A replacement aircraft finally arrived at the airport — which serves the town of approximately 7,500 people — to bring the passengers to Newark Airport before continuing on to their original destination of Heathrow Airport, which is one of the international airports which serves the greater London metropolitan area. Here is a first-hand account of the incident as reported by FlyerTalk member nautical, who was a passenger on the aircraft in question... The post FlyerTalk Member Reports on Experience of Emergency Airplane Diversion to Goose Bay appeared first on The Gate.

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