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This article is about the film. For other uses, see Diversion (disambiguation).

Diverted is a 2009 CBC made-for-TV movie. It was directed by Alex Chapple. The movie was written by Tony Marchant.


The movie is a fictional story inspired by the true events that happened to the people of Gander, Newfoundland and the passengers on the planes on September 11, 2001. The Federal Aviation Authority shut down the skies over the United States, so, suddenly, more than 200 aircraft flying over the Atlantic at the time had to find new places to land. Thirty-nine of those flights made their way to Gander, Newfoundland, and on that day 6,600 people descended on a town of 9,000.

Mike Stiven (Shawn Ashmore) is a young air traffic controller who falls in love with a woman from one of the diverted planes (Anita Majumdar). Samuel Stearn (David Suchet) is a New Yorker desperate to contact his missing son, who was in the World Trade Center. Marion Price (Joanne Whalley) and Andrew Tyler (Colin Buchanan) are passengers who find solace in each other for their depressing lives.


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