Air France A320 enroute to Paris declares emergency

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An Air France scheduled flight operating between Valencia and Paris has declared a general emergency whilst enroute over France.

Air France flight AF1493, an Airbus A320-200 operating between Valencia (VLC) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) has declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 whilst in the cruise enroute.

The aircraft has descended to 10,000 feet and appears to be now initiating a diversion.

Flight AF1493 has now executed a rapid descent from cruising level FL360, before executing a diversion into Limoges.

The nature of the emergency is unclear at this stage. The aircraft concerned is an Airbus A320-200, registered OY-RUY, a Danish Air Transport aircraft under operation by Air France.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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