BA Euroflyer operates the flight BA2589/EFW2589. Few minutes after taking off from VCE, the BA flight started squawking 7700, meaning some sort of emergency.
British Airways Venice to London Emergency
According to Flight Radar 24, British Airways flight BA2589 lift off from Venice Marco Polo Int’l Airport (VCE) at 9:15 AM UTC. Further, after 15 minutes, at 9:30 AM, the flight declared an emergency.
However, instead of turning back to Venice Airport, the aircraft continues towards its destination LGW. The emergency can probably be related to inflight issues or can be related to small technical snags. Otherwise, the flight crew would have diverted the flight back to VCE or to a nearby airport.
The aircraft is now heading towards the Gatwick Int’l Airport (LGW) in London. Further, it is expected to arrive at LGW at 11:00 AM UTC.
Further, the aircraft involved in the incident is Airbus A321-200, registered G-EUXM. The aircraft is 15.6 years old, and BA took delivery of it back in Nov 2007.
This is the developing story. Keep checking back for the latest updates.
#UPDATE 1: The BA flight has started its descent towards the LGW, and at 10:36 AM UTC, the aircraft is at 20,000ft.
#UPDATE 2: The flight has now aligned with the runway and will land shortly.
#FINAL UPDATE: The aircraft finally landed safely, and after taxing, it is aligning with Terminal and passenger will disembark shortly.
Two A330 Jets Collided at Haneda Airport
According to Japan’s transport ministry, on Saturday, the Thai Airways and Eva Air passenger A330 jets collided near a taxiway at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
Video captured by an NHK camera reveals the presence of the EVA Air and Thai Airways aircraft on the runway.
The Thai Airways (TG) Airbus A330-300, having the registration HS-TEO, and Eva Air (BR) A330-300 having the registration B-16340, sustained wing damage during a taxiing incident at Tokyo-Haneda Airport (RJTT), Japan.
Thai flight TG683, bound for Bangkok, was taxiing alongside stationary BR flight BR189, bound for Taipei, before lining up on runway 16R. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported among passengers or crew on both aircraft.
A section of the wing on the Thai Airways plane appears to be damaged. Further, there are visible fragments near the runway.
Authorities from the Tokyo airport office have been dispatched to the scene to conduct an investigation. Subsequently, as a precautionary measure, the runway in the vicinity of the incident has been closed.
Japan Airlines (JL) and All Nippon Airways (NH) have reported delays in some of their domestic and international flights. Further, they are currently verifying the specific details of the situation.
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