Video: Plane Diverts To Bermuda

January 20, 2012

Last night [Jan.19] emergency vehicles met an arriving Thomson Aircraft at LF Wade International Airport, for what we unofficially understand was a medical emergency. Thomson flight #59 was on its way from Bridgetown, Barbados to London when the plane diverted to Bermuda.

Fire trucks followed the aircraft along the runway to the airport terminal where an ambulance was waiting. The ambulance left shortly afterwards activating its emergency equipment as it traveled along the causeway.

After taking on fuel the flight — which arrived at 10:30pm — continued to its destination at 12:10am. The airport operations duty officer declined to comment when contacted.

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  1. Liars says:

    This here is exactly the reason Bermuda is failing in attracting tourists and drastically been outdone by other carribean islands.. LOW-COST-AIRLINES!!!

  2. No Fool says:

    “After taking on fuel the flight — which arrived at 10:30pm — continued to its destination at 12:10am.” What? The plane was enroute to London but landed in Bermuda and refueled? It didn’t have enough fuel to make it to London?

    • James says:

      No, before landing the plane had to likely ditch fuel as maximum take off weights and maximum landing weights are totally diffrent. Planes cannot land with a full fuel load as it may cause damage to the airport surface as well as the aircraft it self.

      • Thats true James. So in order to execute a successful and safe emergency landing the pilot had to perform a fuel dump. It also takes sometime to negotiate the refueling contract in these unfortunate circumstances.