Air France Flight Nice-Paris Declares Emergency

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An Air France flight operating from Nice to Paris has declared an emergency whilst approaching its destination.

Air France flight AF7301 declared the emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst on decent into Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG).

Air France AF7301 Nice-Paris

Flight AF7301, an Airbus A320-200, declared the emergency whilst on descent through 4,000 feet in the Paris region. The nature of the emergency is not yet clear.

The aircraft is now passing through 1,000 feet as it establishes on approach.

Update: 12:13 UTC

With the aircraft now landed and clear Paris CDG, flight data reveals the flight made a delayed departure out of Nice today. The flight departed at 12:00 local time, off a scheduled departure time of 10:20 local.

The flight then proceeded normally, climbing to flight level FL340 (34,000 feet) for the north-westerly route to CDG.

The aircraft transmitted squawk code 7700, the emergency code, at 12:57 local time. At that time, it was in the Paris region and descending through 6,500 feet on approach.

The aircraft operating this afternoon’s regional service from Nice is Airbus A320-200, registered F-GKXN. This is a 17-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the French national carrier.

The aircraft has been in service with Air France since its delivery in March 2010.

This emergency follows from an emergency declaration by Air France flight AF7308 from Paris to Nice. In that instance the aircraft, an Airbus A320-200 registered F-GKXZ, diverted to Marseille.

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