Air France Flight Paris-Rome Declares Emergency in Corsica

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An Air France scheduled flight from Paris to Rome made a diversion to Bastia, Corsica on Saturday, 20 April 2024.

Air France flight AF1304, an Airbus A320 from Paris Charles De Gaulle airport had made an approach into Rome. Following a missed approach, it initiated a diversion to Corsica.

Air France AF1304 Paris-Rome

Having made a normal departure and climb on the flight plan track, the aircraft proceeded to the destination of Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO).

Having made a normal descent on arrival, flight AF1304 then initiated an approach into FCO. Flight crew subsequently initiated a go around, at which point the flight proceeded to Corsica.

The cause of the go around has not been confirmed, however weather reports indicate that conditions for its arrival were VFR with possible windshear conditions existing.

Diversion to Corsica BIA

The flight subsequently continued to the alternate of Bastia-Poretta Airport (BIA) in Corsica. The aircraft subsequently declared an emergency with score code 7700 on approach to BIA.

Flight data for the service shows that flight AF1304 made and on time departure out of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on 20 April.

The flight made an actual departure time of 1421 local time, and proceeded normally for Rome.

Flight crew initiated a go-around during the approach to Rome at 425 feet, after which the aircraft established to the alternate in Corsica,

The operating crew had subsequently initiated a descent into Corsica and transponder code 7700 was transmitted. This occurred as the flight passed FL140 (14,000 feet) on descent into Bastia-Poretta Airport (BIA).

Airbus A320-200 F-HEPG

The aircraft conducting flight AF1304 to Rome was an Airbus A320-200 registered F-HEPG.

This is a 10-year-old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the French national carrier. It has been in service with Air France since October 2013.

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