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(CBS San Francisco)   Delta flight from NRT to SFO diverts to a Cold Bay in Hell   (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) divider line 31
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2013-10-30 06:13:02 PM
 
2013-10-30 06:17:17 PM
 
2013-10-30 06:22:16 PM
 
2013-10-30 07:34:05 PM
FTA they were required to stay on the plane other than a few who were allowed to get out and stretch their legs, said Mary Martin, owner of the Cold Bay Lodge, where crew members who might remain overnight could stay. Martin said the airport has no customs or Transportation Security Agency presence to handle an international flight.

Seriously, people.  It's a gorram extremely isolated island.  Besides which, you already have all their passport numbers and have precleared them before they left Narita. If they try sneaking off, the grizzlies will have them within the hour.  You can't relax a freaking little and let them off the plane?
 
2013-10-30 07:34:42 PM
So the story is that a plane landed on a runaway as a precautionary measure? Wow
 
2013-10-30 07:36:25 PM

haemaker: ...and as of this writing they are still there:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL208/history/20131030/2115Z/PAC D/ KSFO


Go back one leg to the NRT/CDB link.  The flight path is crazy.
 
2013-10-30 07:37:19 PM
Good use of tag subby
 
2013-10-30 07:42:09 PM

Lawnchair: It's a gorram extremely isolated island not quite an island, but 500 miles of muskeg from anything, so near enough.


/ FTFM.
 
2013-10-30 07:42:15 PM

Lawnchair: FTA they were required to stay on the plane other than a few who were allowed to get out and stretch their legs, said Mary Martin, owner of the Cold Bay Lodge, where crew members who might remain overnight could stay. Martin said the airport has no customs or Transportation Security Agency presence to handle an international flight.

Seriously, people.  It's a gorram extremely isolated island.  Besides which, you already have all their passport numbers and have precleared them before they left Narita. If they try sneaking off, the grizzlies will have them within the hour.  You can't relax a freaking little and let them off the plane?


Yeah, I don't understand that at all. They're going to have to get off to board the other plane anyway. Sense, this makes none.
 
2013-10-30 07:45:01 PM
Nice find, subby.
 
2013-10-30 07:45:53 PM

Lawnchair: FTA they were required to stay on the plane other than a few who were allowed to get out and stretch their legs, said Mary Martin, owner of the Cold Bay Lodge, where crew members who might remain overnight could stay. Martin said the airport has no customs or Transportation Security Agency presence to handle an international flight.

Seriously, people.  It's a gorram extremely isolated island.  Besides which, you already have all their passport numbers and have precleared them before they left Narita. If they try sneaking off, the grizzlies will have them within the hour.  You can't relax a freaking little and let them off the plane?


We can't take any chances citizen. Or do you want the terrorists to win?
 
2013-10-30 07:46:50 PM

kpaxoid: haemaker: ...and as of this writing they are still there:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL208/history/20131030/2115Z/PAC D/ KSFO

Go back one leg to the NRT/CDB link.  The flight path is crazy.


I might be stupid, but how do you do that? Direct link?
 
2013-10-30 07:46:53 PM

AnonAmbientLight: Lawnchair: FTA they were required to stay on the plane other than a few who were allowed to get out and stretch their legs, said Mary Martin, owner of the Cold Bay Lodge, where crew members who might remain overnight could stay. Martin said the airport has no customs or Transportation Security Agency presence to handle an international flight.

Seriously, people.  It's a gorram extremely isolated island.  Besides which, you already have all their passport numbers and have precleared them before they left Narita. If they try sneaking off, the grizzlies will have them within the hour.  You can't relax a freaking little and let them off the plane?

We can't take any chances citizen. Or do you want the terrorists to win?


It's part of an Al Qaeda plot to poison our strategic walrus reserves.
 
2013-10-30 07:47:37 PM

Stimied in a Rut: kpaxoid: haemaker: ...and as of this writing they are still there:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL208/history/20131030/2115Z/PAC D/ KSFO

Go back one leg to the NRT/CDB link.  The flight path is crazy.

I might be stupid, but how do you do that? Direct link?


Nevermind
 
2013-10-30 07:47:39 PM

Stimied in a Rut: I might be stupid, but how do you do that? Direct link?


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N194DN
 
2013-10-30 07:48:24 PM
That's gay
 
2013-10-30 07:50:22 PM
a warning message flashed on an engine control panel.

i758.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-30 07:51:52 PM

fusillade762: Lawnchair: FTA they were required to stay on the plane other than a few who were allowed to get out and stretch their legs, said Mary Martin, owner of the Cold Bay Lodge, where crew members who might remain overnight could stay. Martin said the airport has no customs or Transportation Security Agency presence to handle an international flight.

Seriously, people.  It's a gorram extremely isolated island.  Besides which, you already have all their passport numbers and have precleared them before they left Narita. If they try sneaking off, the grizzlies will have them within the hour.  You can't relax a freaking little and let them off the plane?

Yeah, I don't understand that at all. They're going to have to get off to board the other plane anyway. Sense, this makes none.


I'm not really familiar with Cold Bay, but the plane might well have been the most comfortable available place to keep 167 people from wandering off, and getting lost (and the airline getting sued if anyone got hurt or died in the process) until the replacement plane arrives.  Not to mention that there are customs rules, and if you let everyone out you stand a greater chance of breaking them by losing someone.  It was probably bending the rules already to let a few off at a time to "stretch their legs"
 
2013-10-30 07:54:39 PM

kpaxoid: haemaker: ...and as of this writing they are still there:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL208/history/20131030/2115Z/PAC D/ KSFO

Go back one leg to the NRT/CDB link.  The flight path is crazy.


I wonder if they were burning fuel or running a checklist.  Some map projections are interesting, it looks like they might have been closer to SFO than CDB at one point in all that zig-zagging.
 
2013-10-30 07:59:12 PM
TFA isn't entirely accurate. Passengers were let off, but there's no where for them to wait. There's no terminal. It's much more comfortable on board. Also, NRT doesn't have pre-clearance. You still go through customs upon arriva stateside.
 
2013-10-30 08:03:53 PM

flucto: Stimied in a Rut: I might be stupid, but how do you do that? Direct link?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N194DN


If that path is correct, why didn't they just go to Anchorage or Seattle?
 
2013-10-30 08:11:19 PM

PowerSlacker: flucto: Stimied in a Rut: I might be stupid, but how do you do that? Direct link?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N194DN

If that path is correct, why didn't they just go to Anchorage or Seattle?


They were not closer than Cold Bay.  The map projection throws it off.  ETOPS has ZERO TOLERANCE!

/ETOPS might have tolerance, I am not in a position to know.
//I just like saying ZERO TOLERANCE in a sarcastic manner.
///CSB
 
2013-10-30 08:17:50 PM
167 passengers on a 767?
Sounds like everyone got some extra leg room, which is pretty nice on a long haul flight.
 
2013-10-30 08:20:04 PM

SurelyShirley: 167 passengers on a 767?
Sounds like everyone got some extra leg room, which is pretty nice on a long haul flight.


I just hope none of them transferred in NRT from, say, BOM...
 
2013-10-30 08:20:04 PM

PowerSlacker: If that path is correct, why didn't they just go to Anchorage or Seattle?


Ya got me. I suspect it's not right. They only have estimated positions over the North Pacific and this seems very specific.
 
2013-10-30 08:23:00 PM
Here's a better article. Initially they had to stay on board but TSA/Customs were flown in to Cold Bay to process them.

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Delta-jet-lands-at-remote-AK-a ir port-as-precaution-4939765.php
 
2013-10-30 08:38:48 PM

kpaxoid: haemaker: ...and as of this writing they are still there:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL208/history/20131030/2115Z/PAC D/ KSFO

Go back one leg to the NRT/CDB link.  The flight path is crazy.


Yeah, waiting for mgmt to come from the Boardroom to make a farking decision on where to go.
 
2013-10-30 09:02:29 PM

kpaxoid: haemaker: ...and as of this writing they are still there:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL208/history/20131030/2115Z/PAC D/ KSFO

Go back one leg to the NRT/CDB link.  The flight path is crazy.


That's not a flight path. That's someone getting drunk with an Etch-A-Sketch.
 
2013-10-30 09:02:34 PM
PowerSlacker and others:

After my original post created so much traffic, I'm now wondering if this isn't a bug in the flightaware graphics.  Go to the "graph" and the fluctuations are not so apparent.  The PSlacker may have the key.
 
2013-10-30 09:33:05 PM

wxboy: fusillade762: Lawnchair: FTA they were required to stay on the plane other than a few who were allowed to get out and stretch their legs, said Mary Martin, owner of the Cold Bay Lodge, where crew members who might remain overnight could stay. Martin said the airport has no customs or Transportation Security Agency presence to handle an international flight.

Seriously, people.  It's a gorram extremely isolated island.  Besides which, you already have all their passport numbers and have precleared them before they left Narita. If they try sneaking off, the grizzlies will have them within the hour.  You can't relax a freaking little and let them off the plane?

Yeah, I don't understand that at all. They're going to have to get off to board the other plane anyway. Sense, this makes none.

I'm not really familiar with Cold Bay, but the plane might well have been the most comfortable available place to keep 167 people from wandering off, and getting lost (and the airline getting sued if anyone got hurt or died in the process) until the replacement plane arrives.  Not to mention that there are customs rules, and if you let everyone out you stand a greater chance of breaking them by losing someone.  It was probably bending the rules already to let a few off at a time to "stretch their legs"


Looks like they did let them off after a while.

A few hours after the jet touched down, employees at the nearby Izembek National Wildlife Refuge ferried the stranded passengers to Cold Bay's community center and school in a small armada of pickup trucks, an SUV and a bus from town.
 
2013-10-30 10:23:18 PM
To be fair, they're still probably closer to SF than NRT is to Tokyo.
 
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