Air France 777 Osaka-Paris Declares Emergency

Air France 777 Osaka-Paris Declares Emergency
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In the last few moments, an Air France Boeing 777 operating a flight between Osaka and Paris has declared an emergency over Armenia.

F-GSPY is the aircraft operating this flight.

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Live Emergency Updates: Air France AF291 Osaka-Paris…


Air France 777 Osaka-Paris Declares Emergency
Data provided by RadarBox.com.
4 weeks ago24/04/24

Welcome!

Welcome to our live coverage. Updates will follow in the next few moments.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

Diverting to Baku…

Air France 777 Osaka-Paris Declares Emergency

Air France flight AF291, operated by the Boeing 777, bound for Paris from Osaka is descending through FL120 and is diverting to Baku for it’s emergency.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

Rapid Descent for a Straight-In Approach…

Air France 777 Osaka-Paris Declares Emergency

AF291 has made a rapid descent for a straight-in approach into Baku.

Furthermore, it is unclear what the cause of the emergency is at this present time.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

On Final Approach to Baku…

Air France 777 Osaka-Paris Declares Emergency

AF291 is now on final approach for landing into Baku.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

About F-GSPY: The Aircraft Involved in the Emergency on AF291 Osaka-Paris…

As per Planespotters, F-GSPY is a 22.1 year old Boeing 777-200ER that was delivered to the airline in April 2002.

Of the 777-200ER variant, the French carrier has 18 of them, of which all but two are in active service.

Furthermore, average fleet age of the variant at the airline stands at 23.8 years.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

TOUCHDOWN!

TOUCHDOWN! Air France flight AF291, originally bound for Paris from Osaka, has appeared to have touched down safely into Baku following it’s emergency declaration.

As soon as we have more information regarding the cause, then we will update you accordingly.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

Runway Vacated…

AF291 has vacated the runway at Baku. It is understood the aircraft has come to a stop on the taxiway and has been met by emergency crews.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

Taxiing Now…

Furthermore, AF291 is now continuing it’s taxi and is being escorted by emergency crews.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

Taken to Another Taxiway…

AF291 has been taken to another active taxiway, which has two remote stands attached to it.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

Parked on The Remote Stand…

AF291 has parked up on the remote stand where the emergency will be dealt with.

Furthermore, we are still awaiting updates into the actual cause currently.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

Aircraft Expected to Depart Baku Later…

The cause of the emergency is unclear. However, the status page on Air France’s website shows a departure slot from Baku to Paris at 1830 local time.

Furthermore, it is unclear whether this will be followed by the Osaka-originated flight.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

Whilst We Have Been Waiting…

Whilst we have been waiting for whether F-GSPY will be continuing on to CDG, another AF emergency has occurred.

AF245, from Tokyo to Paris also declared an emergency over UK airspace.

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4 weeks ago24/04/24

Looks Like The Flight May Be Cancelled…

It is unclear currently when the Air France Boeing 777 will be departing Baku for Paris.

On the one hand, their status page says the departure has been delayed.

However, they attached a certificate which states that the flight has been cancelled.

It is unclear whether that certificate is for the original flight, or whether indeed passengers will not be continuing on to CDG tonight.

Stay tuned for additional updates.

4 weeks ago24/04/24

Flight Will Leave Tomorrow…

Air France has updated the flight status for the affected AF291 service today.

It is understood the flight will now depart at 1820 tomorrow night. It will NOT be leaving tonight.

4 weeks ago25/04/24

Cause: Smoke/Fumes in the Cabin!

Good morning! Overnight, the cause of the emergency on AF291 yesterday was revealed.

As per @FlightEmergency on X, it is understood the cause was due to smoke/fumes in the cabin!

4 weeks ago25/04/24

Full Statement from Air France…

Air France provided AviationSource with a full statement.

4 weeks ago25/04/24

Picture from the Scene…

Picture from the scene in Baku yesterday has emerged.

4 weeks ago25/04/24

Passengers Had To Sleep in the Airport…

On top of the aforementioned above, pictures have circulated showing passengers sleeping in the transit area of Baku Airport last night.

4 weeks ago25/04/24

Replacement Aircraft is in Baku…

In the early hours of this morning, Air France sent another Boeing 777-200ER to Baku being F-GSPJ.

This is the replacement aircraft that will finish the passengers’ journey to Paris CDG.

Departure time is scheduled to be 2145 AZT time, arriving into CDG for 0059 CEST.

4 weeks ago25/04/24

Still Not Moving…

Passenger reporting that the replacement aircraft has not left the stand yet and that all passengers are still at the gate.

4 weeks ago25/04/24

Delayed Again…

Data from RadarBox shows that F-GSPJ will not be departing until 2310 local time in Baku.

4 weeks ago25/04/24

Finally On Their Way…

After well over 30 hours on the ground, AF291 has pinged on the ground and looks to be getting ready to depart Baku for CDG.

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