Plane Diverts & Makes Emergency Landing

December 27, 2016

[Updated] Emergency services are on scene at the airport in preparation for an airline to make an emergency landing. The plane has apparently diverted to Bermuda, and further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.


Update 11.46am: A police spokesperson said, “An American Airlines flight is anticipated to make an emergency landing at L.F. Wade International Airport around 11:45am today, Tuesday December 27th.

“Details remain limited at this time. However, emergency landing protocols are being put into effect as a precaution, including not allowing traffic in the immediate vicinity of the airport until further notice. An update will be provided when additional information is available.”

Update 11.53am: The plane has now landed.



Update 12.06pm: The police said, ““The diverted American Airlines flight has landed safely at L.F. Wade International Airport and was apparently en route from San Juan, Puerto Rico to New York, U.S.A.

“Normal traffic flow has now been allowed to resume in the vicinity of the airport and we thank the motoring public for their patience and cooperation.”

You can watch a live video stream from the airport via Bernews Periscope page.


Update 5.36pm: The plane which we unofficially understand was carrying just over 110 passengers and crew when it landed, was seen taking off at approximately 4.30pm on its way to New York.

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  1. Positive Pessimist says:

    Wondered what all the sirens were.

  2. swing voter says:

    is that a 737? that’s a long flight on a crush-box…I cud hardly stand being cramped up on that one for 90mins, much less 4hrs

    • Zevon says:

      So on a bigger plane, what do you do with all that space? Get up amd jog around? Have a dance? Set up a game of tenpin bowling?

      • Bermudian says:

        I was thinking more along the lines of a 9 hole Mini Golf course!

    • Terry says:

      And you will be the first to b!%@h and moan when they put a roof on the new Airport.

  3. BermyBoy says:

    Always wondered why they don’t land state side instead of Bermuda… never really understood it

    • 4ner says:

      Perhaps you should view a map

    • Terry says:

      Depends on the type of emergency. Puerto Rico is far out in the Atlantic and to burn off fuel Bermuda is perfect.
      Plus routes like that take them well out into our area.

      And that’s no “737″

      • swing voter says:

        yup its a 737 Terry….have a closer look…wheels are lower to the ground and the tail-wing support

      • Game Changer2017 says:

        it is a 737-800 or 900ER

        • swing voter says:

          I thought any flight over 3hrs is considered mid or long haul and required at least a 757 or AB330…no way I’ll sit on that 737 for 4hrs from NYC to PR

          • mixitup says:

            Where did you get that info? 737′s fly from Miami to L.A. A coach seat on a 737 is no different from a coach seat on a 767.

            • swing voter says:

              when I had a girl in LA, had to travel 3 times a year always a 757….that bus was always piece of junk with no perks but plenty of leg room, or laydown if its a red eye

          • 4ner says:

            “Required” by whom?

          • Game Changer2017 says:

            737′s are certified to fly 180mins from any suitable airport in regards to over water flights. ETOPS

    • PBanks says:

      Flight path from Puerto Rico to New York would tend to be far closer to Bermuda than any US port.

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