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Diversion to Tulsa...questions.

Postby 3WE » Wed May 14, 2014 10:28 pm

An AA MD-80 from KLIT to KDFW is diverted to Tulsa for a precautionary landing and maintenance.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1 ... /KLIT/KTUL

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1 ... L/tracklog.

Would you provide insight into this, Flyboy?

This doesn't seem to make sense: The distance to Tulsa was only slightly less than the distance to DFW, while the distance back to LIT was much shorter.

Does Tulsa offer more maintenance capability than LIT?

Does Tulsa offer better connections to deal with the misrouted passengers?

The ground and altitude tracks also suggest that they may have initiated two approaches- but broke off the first one fairly early. What malfunctions are consistent with that?
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Re: Diversion to Tulsa...questions.

Postby flyboy2548m » Thu May 15, 2014 8:42 am

3WE wrote:
Does Tulsa offer more maintenance capability than LIT?



Yes. Tulsa is home to AA's heavy maintenance facility, the very one that gained some ill fame after AA191 in Chicago.
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Re: Diversion to Tulsa...questions.

Postby 3WE » Sun May 18, 2014 2:29 pm

I thought the only things in Tulsa were the proverbial steers, queers and an occasional tornado.

Thanks.
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