Earlier today, an American Airlines flight to Basseterre from Miami has diverted to San Juan due to significant weather in Saint Kitts & Nevis.
Incident: American Flight Miami-Basseterre Diverts to San Juan…
American Airlines flight AA318 is a scheduled flight between Miami and Basseterre in Saint Kitts & Nevis, with today’s rotation being operated by N9006, one of the airline’s Airbus A319s.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N9006 is a 10.2 year old Airbus A319-100 which was delivered to the carrier new in August 2013.
Of that particular aircraft type, the airline has 133 in total, of which 127 are in active service and six are currently parked.
The aircraft also have an average age of 19.6 years, as per the website.
American Airlines flight AA318 departed Miami at 1014 local time and headed south-east towards Basseterre, Saint Kitts & Nevis.
ADS-B data suggests that the aircraft entered a hold at 6,000 feet, before making a decision to head west to San Juan Airport in Puerto Rico.
Courtesy of the RadarBox website, you can see that there are significant weather cells in the Saint Kitts & Nevis area, which would have made it impossible for the aircraft to land into Basseterre.
At this stage, it is unclear when the American Airlines aircraft will continue on to the island, as they will no doubt have to sit in San Juan, Puerto Rico and wait for it to pass.
For now, all eyes will be on this significant cell passing through the area, as well as to see what other disruption this may cause over the next few hours.
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