Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – The United States Embassy has expressed thanks to the Government of Papua New Guinea for its support regarding an unscheduled diversion of four fighter jet aircrafts to Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport.

The United States Embassy has expressed thanks to the Government of Papua New Guinea for its support regarding an unscheduled diversion of four fighter jet aircrafts to Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport.

by Pau Ukuma -  The PNG Bulletin.

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – The United States Embassy has expressed thanks to the Government of Papua New Guinea for its support regarding an unscheduled diversion of four aircraft to Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport.

On June 21, four American military jets were traveling through international airspace when they were forced to make an unscheduled diversion to their planned flight path. With permission from Papua New Guinea’s Department of Transport, the aircraft landed at Jacksons International Airport for about one hour and were able to continue their flight.

Thanks to the quick work of the Department of Transport and Jacksons Airport staff, the American aircraft were able to continue safely to their intended destination and will fondly remember Papua New Guinea’s hospitality.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Joseph Zadrozny said, “This is a great example of the partnership between the United States and Papua New Guinea. We know that when we ask for help as a friend, Papua New Guinea will be there to assist. Thank you to all those who aided our pilots in getting safely on their way.”

A flight diversion happens when an aircraft is unable to arrive directly at its final destination due to unforeseen circumstances, such as mechanical issues or bad weather. Unscheduled diversions are a frequent occurrence worldwide in the aviation industry, including military and commercial flights.

 


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