In the last few moments an Air France scheduled flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Papeete, Tahiti (PPT) has declared a general emergency whilst enroute over the Pacific Ocean.
Air France flight AF78, operated by a Boeing 777-200ER registered F-GSPZ, has declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 as it approached its destination of Papeete Tahiti Faa’a International Airport (PPT), French Polynesia.
The aircraft is making its descent to PPT, passing through 3,000 feet. The nature of the emergency is unclear at this stage. The aircraft is a 21-year old Boeing 777-200ER widebody aircraft, registered F-GSPZ.
UPDATE 1625 UTC
Air France flight AF78 has now landed safely on PPT RWY22 and has now taxied to the gate. The nature of the emergency has not been disclosed at the time of writing.
This incident on May 29 follows a recent general emergency with an Air France Boeing 777 aircraft.
On Sunday May 21, an Air France Boeing 777-300ER operating as flight AF276 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) declared a general emergency while transiting Georgian airspace, before returning to Paris.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.