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Wasn't this an EWR-HKG flight? How did you fly all the way to Newfoundland? Weren't they supposed to fly west towards the Pacific?
Going northeast? I would say going over Quebec or more likely Ontario makes more sense. Northwest.
is that to avoid high traffic areas? why not take a straight shot to HKG?It is interesting as the route is more like you say. If they could not return to a major centre your choices are limited. Kujjuak is a wasteland and I'm not sure the 777 could land. Iqaluit can handle a 777 as lived there when Boing did cold weather testing of one in British Airways livery. Has a hospital too. Weather could have been an issue. Goose Bay has a military length runway and a hospital and would be closer on the flight path. Hospital too.
The flight path. It is over the pole and Labrador is not that far away.
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Here is where Flight 179 was when it was diverted.
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