An Air France flight from Tunis to Paris has declared an emergency whilst en route, and appears to be making a precautionary diversion to Marseilles.
Air France AF1085 Tunis – Paris
Air France flight AF1085, an Airbus A321 from Tunis (TUN) to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG), declared an emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst in transit over southern France.
The flight is now on descent and tracking for Marseilles.
Diversion to Marseilles
Flight AF1085 declared the general emergency whilst in the cruise, and has now established on a direct track, on descent for Marseilles Provence Airport (MRS).
The nature of the emergency prompting the expedited diversion is not yet known.
Update 12:25 UTC
Flight AF1085 now established below 5,000 feet and manoeuvring for approach into the diversion airport MRS. Weather for the flight’s arrival is currently Visual Meteorological Conditions (VFR) with visibility 10 kilometres or more.
With the aircraft now landed Marseilles, the general flight details are as follows.
Data shows that today’s AF1085 rotation made an on-time departure out of Tunis (TUN) at 11:46 CET. The flight then set course normally for Paris, climbing to cruising altitude FL340 (34,000 feet) for the northerly route.
The flight subsequently declared the emergency with transponder code 7700 at 12:07 UTC, before conducting a U-turn and descent for nearby Marseilles to the south of its position.
The aircraft conducting today’s flight is an Airbus A321-200 registered F-GTAS; a 15-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the French flag carrier Air France.
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