LONDON – An Air France flight enroute from France’s Rennes Saint-Jacques (RNS) to Amsterdam has declared an emergency whilst in transit, to the east of Rouen.
The flight, designated AF1030, is being operated by an Embraer 170 regional commuter aircraft, registered F-HBXF. The aircraft is operating for Air France Hop, a regional service operating on behalf of parent company Air France.
The aircraft has now diverted from the flight planned route and appears to be tracking for Paris.
UPDATE #01 11.10 UTC: Aircraft is now diverting to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), on descent. The reason for the emergency declaration is as yet unknown.
UPDATE #02 11.18 UTC: Flight AF1030 now landed at Paris Charles de Gaulle.
Today’s incident has followed on the heels of two recent in-flight incidents for Air France. Both previous emergencies involved the same aircraft – a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner registered F-HRBA.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.