Photos & Video: Three Planes Divert To Bermuda

February 16, 2015

[Updated with third diversion] Two planes diverted to the island tonight [Feb 16] with one landing with a damaged windshield and the other with a medical emergency.

At approximately 7.20pm a private plane landed after it diverted to the island with a reported damaged windshield. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service trucks were stationed near the runway for the plane’s arrival and followed the aircraft to the terminal.

The flight originated in St. Maarten with ten people on board and was en-route to New York when the pilot diverted. A replacement aircraft was flown in and the passengers resumed their flight at about 10.30pm.

Air Canada flight 1687 was travelling from the Hewanorra International Airport in St. Lucia on its way to Montreal when a passenger on board became ill and the pilot diverted to Bermuda, landing at about 9.15pm.

An ambulance met the aircraft at the terminal where the sick passenger was disembarked and transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. After taking on fuel, the plane continued on its journey at approximately 10.35pm.

Update 12.53am: JetBlue flight 862 was on its way from San Juan, Puerto Rico heading to Boston when it diverted to the island with a sick passenger, landing at 12.15am. An ambulance met the aircraft at the terminal where the sick passenger was disembarked and transported to hospital for treatment.

Update 1.35am: After taking on fuel, JetBlue flight 862 continued on to its destination departing at 1.34am.

Update 8.45am: The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said the Jet Blue flight [3rd diversion] diverted due to a 45 year old man suffering from suspected food poisoning, and also confirmed that the private place [1st diversion] landed here due to a cracked windscreen.

Photos of the 1st diversion: Private Plane

Plane Diversion Bermuda, February 16 2015-1

Plane Diversion Bermuda, February 16 2015-2

Plane Diversion Bermuda, February 16 2015-3

Plane Diversion Bermuda, February 16 2015-4

Photos of the 2nd diversion: Air Canada

Plane Diversion Bermuda, February 16 2015-5

Plane Diversion Bermuda, February 16 2015-6

Plane Diversion Bermuda, February 16 2015-7

Photos of the 3rd diversion: Jet Blue

Plane Diversion Bermuda, February 16 2015-8b

Plane Diversion Bermuda, February 16 2015-10

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  1. chip says:

    Planes these days are getting stranger and stranger everyday now?

    • k says:

      You think planes are getting strange.
      Some of the people (read humans) who make comments on here have me wondering about strange things less than the mechanical planes do.

  2. blessed says:

    3 planes diverted in one night….. I wonder which one had de package? Fresh piece coming out real soon hahaha

  3. Sky Pilot says:

    blessed,
    ya one sick dog and need to be put to sleep!

  4. God help us says:

    We don’t know what disease these people have! Probably stopped here to spread a virus!

    • k says:

      What a stupid, stupid comment.
      I guess you have never flown with dozens of other passengers in your life, or sat on a crowed local bus.

  5. Yes I says:

    All isolated diversions! Got to love the comments hahaha. Let’s keep the humor alive :)

  6. Um Jus Sayin' says:

    I hope it werent the Measles, or something more serious.

  7. Y-Gurl says:

    Drones!

  8. Wonderin why says:

    Just wondering what caused the windshield to crack?
    What altitude did it happen?
    How long did the plane fly with the windshield in that condition?

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Don’t know what caused it to crack but the plane flew till it reached the ground.

    • Mc says:

      Most likely the plane was flying at 40000 ft as that is the typical altitude for private jets.

    • Pete says:

      Altitude was 40 thousand feet, pilot turned on the heater which shorted causing the windshield to crack. they were about 200 miles south of Island on way to St. Martaan, Princess Juliana airport.
      Windshield was replaced here in Bermuda.

  9. bingol says:

    they earned it

  10. bingo says:

    funny

  11. bad x says:

    hahaha omg