An Air France flight operating from Paris to Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo has declared an emergency and is making a return to Paris CDG.
Air France flight AF756, a Boeing 777-300ER operating from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Brazzaville Maya Maya International Airport (BZV) declared an emergency with squawk code whilst en route and is initiating a return to the departure airport.
Air France AF756 Paris – Brazzaville
Diversion and return Paris CDG
Flight AF756 made the emergency declaration from the cruise as it approached the coast of Tunisia en route to Brazzaville BZV, before executing the turnaround for a precautionary return to CDG.
The Air France scheduled flight made a delayed departure out of Paris Charles de Gaulle earlier today, showing a departure time of 11:30 CET against a scheduled departure time of 10:30 CET.
The flight then established on the southerly track for the Republic of Congo, climbing to a cruising altitude of FL330 (33,000 feet).
Data shows the aircraft executed the diversion and commenced a descent, declaring an emergency with code 7700 at approximately 14:16 UTC (15:15 CET) on descent through 31,000 feet.
Update 14:45 UTC
Flight AF756 now manoeuvring in the Paris region prior to its approach to CDG. The nature of the emergency prompting this afternoon’s return to Paris for an emergency landing is not yet known.
With the flight positioning for an approach to RWY27 for its return, weather for the return is Marginal Visual Flight Rules (MVFR) with reducing visibility in passing rain showers.
Update 15:00 UTC
Flight now landed and clear Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
According to Flight Emergency, the cause of yesterday’s emergency arose after the flight deck reported the possible presence of a rodent aboard the aircraft.
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