An AeroUnion cargo flight operating from Mexico City to Chicago has declared a general emergency over Mexico on the outbound route and is currently on diversion.
AeroUnion flight 6R500 from Mexico City International Airport (MEX) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) has declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 as it passed the Mexico east coast.
The flight is being operated by a 31-year old Airbus A300-600F converted freighter aircraft, registered XA-GGL.
The aircraft is currently on an unscheduled diversion to Monterrey (MTY).
The nature of the emergency is as yet unknown. Tracking shows the freighter had climbed to FL400 before declaring a general emergency and initiating the diversion.
The flight is presently in the Monterrey area, on approach to MTY.
Aerotransporte de Carga Union (AeroUnion) is a Mexican cargo airline based in Mexico City, Mexico. It was founded in 1998 and began operations in 1999.
The airline operates scheduled and charter cargo services to various destinations in Mexico, the United States, and Central and South America.
According to Planespotters data, AeroUnion’s fleet consists of 2 Boeing 767-200F and 3 Airbus A300-600F freighter aircraft.
The airline’s primary hub is located at the Mexico City International Airport (MEX), and it also operates from the Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) and the Monterrey International Airport (MTY).