Air France regional flight Paris-Biarritz declares emergency

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An Air France regional flight between Paris and Biarritz Airport has declared an emergency whilst en route.

Flight AF7480, operated by Air France Hop Embraer E190, was operating the scheduled service from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport (BIQ) declared an emergency with code 7700 whilst approaching the destination.

Air France Hop AF7480 Paris – Biarritz


Flight data shows that the regional service departed the Paris main hub of Charles de Gaulle at 09:49 local time this morning; off a scheduled departure time of 09:25 local.

The flight set course normally from the southern France destination; climbing to cruising altitude FL310 (31,000 feet).

Emergency declaration on descent


The aircraft declared a general emergency with transponder code 7700 whilst in the descent to the destination passing through 12,000 feet at approximately 10:40 local time.

The flight continued to the destination BIQ following the emergency declaration. The nature of the emergency prompting the declaration is not yet know, and the aircraft subsequently landed BIQ at approximately 10.55 local time.

The aircraft conducting this morning’s regional service for Air France Hop is Embraer E190-100LR registered F-HBLE; a 16-year old regional commuter jet belonging to the French national carrier.

Air France Hop, formerly known as HOP!, is a regional airline subsidiary of Air France, operating mostly short-haul and medium-haul flights within France and to nearby European destinations.

Since September 2019, all HOP! flights operate under the Air France brand and flight code, while still being flown by the Hop fleet.

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An Air France Hop regional flight from Paris (CDG) to Biarritz Airport (BIQ) has declared an emergency, squawking 7700 approaching destination.
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