On its route from Delhi to New York at the time of the tragedy was flight AA293. A water leak earlier this week forced an American Airlines flight to detour.
On March 21st, a mechanical issue occurred as the Boeing 777-300ER was operating flight AA293 from Delhi (DEL) to New York (JFK). Numerous onboard toilets were now inoperable due to the water leak, which was also starting to create flooding in the nearby neighborhoods.
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Over 100 miles east of Frankfurt, at 30,000 feet, the aeroplane was flying at the time. Because American Airlines already has a presence at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), where there will be ground workers available to help the impacted customers, the crew made the appropriate option to divert to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
Flight AA293 landed safely on Frankfurt Airport’s runway 25C some 30 minutes later, at 03:13 local time. Its diversion route can be seen on FlightRadar24.com:
A replacement Boeing 777-300ER (N733AR) was positioned to Frankfurt from London Heathrow (LHR) in order to operate the remainder of the flight to New York as it became evident that the water leak would require some time to fix.
The N718AN-registered aircraft that was diverted stayed on the ground in Frankfurt over night as maintenance personnel handled the problem, and then it was scheduled to fly back to New York JFK the following day.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
When it came time for the aircraft’s subsequent transatlantic flight, flight AA100 to London Heathrow, the Boeing 777-300ER was then put back into service for commercial purposes.Daily service by American Airlines, flight AA293 is planned to leave Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 22:55 and land at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport at 06:00 the following day, 16 hours and 35 minutes later. The extended flight hours are the result of a longer route taken to avoid Russian airspace.
American Airlines and the Boeing 777-300ER
The Boeing 777-300ER in question, registered as N718AN, was given new to American Airlines in December 2012, according to information from ch-aviation.
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Currently, it is one of the carrier’s fleet’s 20 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Eight passengers go in first class, 52 in business class, 28 in premium economy, and 216 in economy class, for a total of 304 passengers per aircraft.
The airline intends to start renovating its Boeing 777-300ER fleet at the beginning of the following year, deleting the first class cabin and replacing it with more space for business class and premium economy. Additionally, the airline will install its new business class cabins with doors.
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