UAL 1039 turn around


#1

found this odd path while browsing today:

flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1039

anyone here that could shed some light??


#2

looks like a glitch to me :unamused:


#3

If you were to happen to check the UAL website you’d see it returned to Aruba. It happens.


#4

checked it and knew that already…just wondered why


#5

Won’t know unless you track down someone on the flight, at UA or it was significant enough of an event to make Avherald.


#6

If you were the Captain and the airplane had a bit of a problem would you rather divert to Aruba or Newark?

( I know, the MEL and the regs say land at the nearest suitable airport…it was a fun answer.)


#7

Who’s this Mel you speak of??? :laughing:


#8

Mel, one of the greatest writers of our time,
“It’s twoo, it’s twoo.”


#9

Sweet mystery…

ladyofthecake.com/mel/frank/ … istery.wav

( a .wav file of the MEL being discussed)