Due to a technical difficulty, we are diverting too…
Earlier this month flying FLYBE back from Edinburgh into East Midlands our captain came over the PA : "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP, WE ARE IN A HOLDING PATTERN FOR EAST MIDLANDS HOWEVER WE ARE NUMBER 8 TO LAND. FOR THAT REASON, WE HAVE HAD TO DECLARE A FUEL RELATED INCIDENT AND ARE DIVERTING INTO BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT, WE WILL BE ON THE GROUND IN THE COMING MINUTES"
As a bit of an #AvGeek I’m sure you could imagine my excitement but seemingly to everyone else, this was a life or death moment!!
We landed safely at EGBB, was towed out to the apron and refuelled before taxing back out to RNY33 at EGBB and departing for the shortest, 10 minute flight into East Mids!
It really did make me wonder how often this kind of situation occurs.
So I ask, Have you had a 'technical difficulty, Emergency incident or MAYDAY moment on your flight, Thats resulted in a diversion, RTO or Go-Around?
Let the stories commence…