The exact reason for the diversion is unknown, but based on flight data, it looks like some sort of medical emergency. However, we will wait for official confirmation from the airline.
Air France 777 Emergency Landing at Delhi
Now, let us establish a flight timeline with the help of FlightRadar24 (FR24).
According to FR24, Air France flight AF256 took off from Paris (CDG) at around 7:18 PM UTC. After being airborne for almost seven hours and 30 minutes, the flight crew reported some sort of emergency.
Following this, the flight crew decided to make a diversion to Delhi (DEL). At around 3:34 AM UTC, it landed safely at Delhi International Airport.
The aircraft involved in the incident is a Boeing 777-300ER, registered as F-GSQF. Further, it is an 18.9 years old aircraft equipped with GE90 engines.
After two hours on ground at Delhi, the flight again took off and is en-route to Singapore at the time of writing this post.
More details related to this incident are awaited, and we will keep you posted.
The flag carrier of France, Air France (AF) flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG), has declared a medical emergency. Further, the flight operated by Boeing 777 is diverted to Reykjavik (KEF) in Iceland.
The French carrier operates four to five times a day. Subsequently, the airline deployed the Airbus A330-900, A350-900, and Boeing 777 family aircraft.
The flight was scheduled to land at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Paris, at 12:55 PM local time. The fight AF79 is operated using Boeing 777-200, registered as F-GSPF. Further, it is around 25-year-old aircraft. AF took delivery of it in 1999.
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