Passengers got a new definition of the term ‘flight diverted’ when an American Airlines flight scheduled to go to Port au Prince, Haiti (TPP) had to be diverted twice…and taking 3 planes to get them there.
American Flight 837 left John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 11:48 AM EDT on Tuesday, May 15th headed to Haiti (scheduled departure was 9:05 AM EDT) when the Boeing 767 had ‘navigation issues’. Pilots then diverted to Washington, Dulles (IAD).
A replacement 767 took off about 9 hours later to resume its trip but this aircraft diverted to Miami International (MIA) due to a ‘technical issue’.
A third 767 took off from Miami 7 hours later finally getting the flyers to Port au Prince.
Approximate delay…24 hours.
Maybe a hot-air balloon next time…
Honestly, I’d rather wait for a new plane…:)
Image: Flickr [mikecogh]