Air Algerie flight Lille to Oran declares emergency

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An Air Algerie scheduled flight from Lille to Oran, Algeria has declared an emergency whilst en route and appears to be diverting.

Air Algerie flight AH1079, a Boeing 737-600 en route from Lille (LIL) to Oran (ORN) declared an emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst transiting southern France.

Air Algerie AH1079 Lille – Oran

Flight AH1079 now vectoring for an approach into nearby Toulouse (TLS), on descent through 5,000 feet. The nature of the emergency prompting the unscheduled diversion is not yet known.

Diversion to Toulouse

Weather for the flight’s arrival into Toulouse is visual flight conditions (VFR) with visibility 10 kilometres or more, CAVOK.

Update 13:55 UTC

Air Algerie flight AH1079 now landed and clear RWY32 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLN).

Data for this afternoon’s AH1079 rotation for Lille shows that the aircraft made an on-time departure out of Lille at 13:28 local time, before setting course normally and climbing to FL390 (39,000 feet) for the southerly route.

The flight subsequently initiated a diversion from southern France airspace, descending and altering course for TLN before squawking 7700 at 14:36 local time passing through FL310.

The aircraft operating today’s service was a Boeing 737-6D6 registered 7T-VJQ; a 21-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the Algerian carrier Air Algerie.

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Air Algerie flight AH1079 from Lille (LIL) to Oran (ORN), Algeria has declared an emergency over southern France and appears to be diverting.
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