The American Airlines Boeing 787-800, N814AA, was operating as flight AAL263 operating from Dallas-Fort Worth Int’l, TX (KDFW) to Beijing / Capital, China (ZBAA). During cruise flight, approximately 200 nm East of Fond-du-Lac, SK., the flight crew declared a passenger medical emergency and that AAL263 was diverting to Edmonton Int’l, AB (CYEG). On approach to CYEG, AAL263 experienced flap and slat issues and the flight crew declared an emergency.
As the aircraft was above the maximum landing weight, the flight crew entered a hold to burn fuel. While assessing the technical issue, the flight crew elected to divert to Calgary Int’l, AB (CYYC) due to the availability of a longer runway.
Upon landing, the flight crew reported nose landing gear steering issues. AAL263 stopped on the runway and was met by ARFF. The aircraft was towed from the runway.
American Airlines – Boeing 787-800 – Flap and Slat Issues – Flight Diverted