The reason cited for this emergency landing was a detected issue of low oil pressure in the left engine of the aircraft.
Air Canada Emergency Landing at Baku
At 15:58 local time, the Boeing 777 executed a safe landing at Baku airport with a total of 301 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, reported Azer News.
The aircraft is undergoing a comprehensive inspection, and a series of essential procedures are underway to ascertain all the details and factors contributing to this incident.
Now, let us establish a flight timeline with the help of FlightRadar24.
Air Canada flight AC42 took off from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) at around 12:26 AM UTC. After being airborne for almost ten hours, the flight crew reported some issues with the left engine oil pressure level and decided to divert to the nearest airport.
The flight crew decided to divert to Azerbaijan’s Heydar Airport and made an emergency landing at around 11:50 AM UTC. Almost after 12 hours from its departure.
The aircraft involved in the incident is a Boeing 777-200LR and has registration C-FIVK. Further, it is a 15.8 years old aircraft and is powered by GE Engines.
The French carrier operates one daily flight between CDG and YOV. The airline deploys its Airbus A330 aircraft to serve this sector. Further, the exact reason for this diversion is unknown, but we will keep you posted once we have official information.
According to FlightRadar24, the flight took off at around 11:23 AM UTC, and after being airborne for almost one hour, the flight crew declared an emergency. At the time of emergency, the flight was over the ocean and near the UK’s coastal region.
The flight then turned back toward Paris and landed safely at around 1:10 PM UTC, almost two hours later from its departure.
The flight is operated by Airbus A330-200, having registration F-GZCG. Further, it is a 21-year-old aircraft and is powered by two GE engines.
The data from FR24 looks like a medical emergency, but this is mere speculation, and we will wait for an official confirmation.
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