Air Arabia Flight Sharjah-Medina Declares Emergency

Md Shaifuzzaman Ayon, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

An Air Arabia flight operating from Sharjah to Medina has declared an emergency shortly after departure.

Air Arabia flight G91722 declared the emergency with squawk code 7700, and is currently initiating a return to Sharjah.

Air Arabia G91722 Sharjah-Medina

Having declared the emergency in the early stages of departure with squawk code 7700, flight G91722 has expedited a return to Sharjah and is on descent through 10,000 feet.

The Medina-bound flight is now manoeuvring for a return to Sharjah International Airport (SHJ). Flight crew expedited a return, but the reason for the emergency remains unclear.

Weather for the flight’s return is VFR with a windshear alert current. Visibility is currently 10 kilometers or more, with RWY12 active.

Update 13:15 UTC

Air Arabia flight G91722 is now established on finals Sharjah (SHJ) RWY12.

Flight data shows that flight G91722 made a delayed departure out of SHJ earlier today. An actual time of departure was logged as 16:31 local time, against a scheduled departure time of 14:00 local.

The flight was establishing course and was on climb through FL310 (31,000 feet) when it squawked transponder code 7700. Having declared an emergency, the flight then carried out a direct return.

Airbus A321neo A6-ATB

The aircraft conducting today’s G91722 rotation to Medina was an Airbus A321neo, registered A6-ATB.

This is a 4.5 year old narrowbody belonging to the airline Air Arabia. The aircraft has been in service with the carrier since October 2019.

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