ABX Air flight Cincinnati-San Juan declares emergency

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An ABX Air cargo freighter operating from Cincinnati to San Juan has declared an emergency as it made its approach into the destination airport earlier today.

ABX Air flight GB845 Cincinnati – San Juan

ABX Air flight GB845, operated by a Boeing 767-300SF freighter, was operating the service between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU).

Flight track of ABX Air flight GB845 from Cincinnati to San Juan.
Source: RadarBox

The freighter aircraft declared a general emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst in the early stages of its approach to SVG, passing through 2,500 feet at approximately 14:10 UTC.

Flight track of ABX Air flight GB845 from Cincinnati to San Juan.
Source: RadarBox

Emergency declaration on approach

The aircraft was established on a long final for SJU RWY08 at the time of the emergency declaration. The nature of the problem warranting the declaration is not yet known.

Flight data shows that the freighter made a slightly delayed departure out of Cincinnati at 06:32 EDT (10:32 UTC) before establishing on its southerly track normally, and climbing to cruising level FL360 (36,000 feet)

The flight then proceeded normally, with the aircraft negotiating descent and approach vectoring before squawking 7700 from a point on long finals for SJU.

The aircraft operating today’s scheduled cargo service was a Boeing 767-300SF freighter registered N364CM; a 36-year old cargo freighter belonging to the carrier ABX Air.

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