AA9600, originally scheduled to return to JFK, is currently being diverted to London, where American Airlines has a maintenance facility, reported flightradar24.
American Airlines Emergency Landing
According to Flightradar24, American Airlines flight AA9600 took off from Barcelona at around 1:45 PM UTC. After being airborne for almost one hour, the flight reported some issues with the aircraft.
Following the technical snag, the flight crew contacted ATC and decided to divert to London Heathrow (LHR). At the time of writing this post, the aircraft was over the English Channel.
The aircraft involved in the incident is a Boeing 777-200ER and has registration N794AN. According to Planespotters.net, the aircraft is 23 years old and is powered by two Rolls Royce engines.
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated the flight. Further, the airline operates one daily flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that an aircraft declared an emergency in Philadelphia, PA, due to a galley cart tipping over and injuring a flight attendant.
According to FR24, the American Airlines flight AA160 took off from Chicago at around 8:25 PM UTC. The flight crew reported the incident after being airborne for almost one hour. At that time flight was at around FL370, and they decided to divert to Philadelphia (PHL).
The flight landed safely at around 10:00 PM UTC. The aircraft involved in the incident is an 8.5-year-old Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registered as N804AN.
Furthermore, the flight took off again around 12:30 AM UTC and landed safely in Athens at around 9:53 AM UTC.
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