Air France A350 Paris-Chennai Declares Emergency

James Field
James Field - Editor in Chief
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Air France A350 Paris-Chennai Declares Emergency
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In the last few moments, an Air France Airbus A350 operating a flight from Paris to Chennai has declared an emergency.

F-HTYE is the aircraft in question operating the AF108 rotation currently.

Without further ado, let’s get into the live updates below…

Live Updates: AF108 Paris-Chennai…


Air France A350 Paris-Chennai Declares Emergency
Data provided by radarBox.com.

This is a developing story.

4 weeks agoMarch 18, 2024 10:52 am

Returning to CDG

Air France A350 Paris-Chennai Declares Emergency

Air France flight AF108, originally bound for Chennai is making a rapid descent back into Paris CDG.

4 weeks agoMarch 18, 2024 10:53 am

About The Aircraft Involved…

F-HTYE is the aircraft involved in this emergency.

Data from Planespotters.net shows that F-HTYE is a 3.9 year old Airbus A350-900.

Furthermore, It was delivered to the French carrier back in May 2020.

Also, of the A350-900 variant, Air France has 27 of them in the fleet, of which 25 are in active service and two are parked.

Furthermore, the A350’s in the carrier’s fleet host an average age of 2.3 years.

4 weeks agoMarch 18, 2024 10:55 am

Unclear At This Stage What’s Going On…

At this moment in time, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency is.

Furthermore, AF108 continues to descend through FL160 towards Paris CDG.

4 weeks agoMarch 18, 2024 10:59 am

Getting Closer to Paris CDG…

Air France A350 Paris-Chennai Declares Emergency

Air France flight AF108, originally bound for Chennai is getting closer to Paris CDG as the descent through 11,000 feet continues at present.

4 weeks agoMarch 18, 2024 11:03 am

A Very Extended Base Leg…

Air France A350 Paris-Chennai Declares Emergency

AF108 looks to be on a very extended base leg into CDG, with the aircraft currently level at FL70.

4 weeks agoMarch 18, 2024 11:10 am

On Final Approach…

Air France flight AF108 is now on final approach for an emergency landing into Paris CDG.

It is unclear whether a different aircraft will operate the Chennai flight today or not.

4 weeks agoMarch 18, 2024 11:17 am

TOUCHDOWN!

TOUCHDOWN! AF108 has appeared to have touched down safely into CDG following it’s emergency broadcast.

All eyes will be on what the cause of this emergency was.

4 weeks agoMarch 18, 2024 12:34 pm

Technical Issue…

@airlivenet on X reporting that the cause of the emergency was technical-related to the Air France Airbus A350-900.

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James is a passionate AvGeek based in Manchester, U.K, who has been actively spotting for years. He is the Editor in Chief for AviationSource News.