Air Europa Flight Munich-Madrid Declares Emergency

Air Europa Flight Munich-Madrid Declares Emergency
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Last night, an Air Europa flight between Munich and Madrid declared an emergency, prompting a diversion to Barcelona.

Air Europa Flight Munich-Madrid Declares Emergency…

Air Europa Flight Munich-Madrid Declares Emergency
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Air Europa flight UX1518 is a routine scheduled flight between Munich and Madrid, with the affected rotation being operated by EC-NVP.

As per data from, EC-NVP is a 14.3 year old Boeing 737-800 that first started out life with Ryanair as EI-EFV back in November 2009.

By January 2017, the aircraft was handed over to Ukraine International Airlines, before being returned to lessor SMBC Aviation Capital back in September 2021.

The jet was then given to Air Europa by July 2022. Of the 737-800 variant, the Spanish carrier has 27 of them, of which all are in active service, and host an average fleet age of 10.2 years.

UX1518 departed Munich at 1911 local time last night and proceeded southbound in the direction of Madrid.

Upon reaching the Spanish border, the aircraft made a deviation in the direction of Barcelona El Prat and declared an emergency via the 7700 squawk code.

EC-NVP then landed safely into Barcelona without incident. At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency was.

What we do know is that the aircraft continued onwards to Madrid after the emergency was deemed over, hinting that nothing technical with the jet was the cause of this.

As soon as we have the official reason for this emergency, then we will update this article accordingly. This remains a developing story.

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