Freon Leak on "Commercial 747" at KMHT


#1

IPN this morning is reporting:

NHA| Londonderry| Hazmat| 151.175| Manchester Airport|Crash Rescue o/s Freon Leak on Commercial 747 - Plane Evacuated. LFD Enrte - No Injs. [NHA001]| WSC008| 10:16

I’ve gone to the KMHT Airport Activity page and can’t find any 747 reported at the airport for either arrival or scheduled departure. Perhaps this was an emergency diversion to KMHT. Still, it should show up on the airport page. [Or maybe it’s there and I’m just blind to it.]

I can’t imagine that KMHT has any scheduled commercial 747 service. Any ideas?


#2

Manchester Airport…ENGLAND :blush:


#3

No, NOT Manchester Airport, England.

The IPN report I posted is quoted again:

NHA| Londonderry| Hazmat| 151.175| Manchester Airport|Crash Rescue o/s Freon Leak on Commercial 747 - Plane Evacuated. LFD Enrte - No Injs. [NHA001]| WSC008| 10:16

Note: Manchester Airport, Londonderry, NH. Londonderry Fire Department en route. (Posted by New Hampshire dispatcher #1 via Wisconsin dispatcher #8 at telephone hotline.)

These are reported by U.S. scanner radio monitors. The notification service subscription is just a few dollars a month. More information at
http://www.incidentpage.net/


#4

I checked the database, and we’ve never seen a B747 in or out of KMHT. If it’s there, it arrived before March 2005 and hasn’t departed yet, or is flying VFR (and probably without flight following).


#5

This incident happened Friday morning, February 17. I know that KMHT does not have commercial 747 service (as you confirm).

Two possible explanations:

  1. A ‘divert’, possibly Transatlantic incoming, that ATC mis-coded so FA missed it.
  2. An IPN typo. Could have easily been a 737. Maybe SWA, but I’m sure other airlines also fly 737s from KMHT.

My vote would be (2). There are still no news reports per Google.