American Airlines 787 Diverts to Anchorage

American Airlines 787 Diverts to Anchorage
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In the last few moments, an American Airlines Boeing 787 has safely diverted to Anchorage following a 7700 general emergency call.

The Boeing 787 in question was N802AN, an eight-year-old -8 variant that was operating AA60 between Narita and Dallas Fort Worth.

N802AN was delivered to American Airlines back in May 2015, giving the official age of the frame of 8.1 years as per

The aircraft was stored during the COVID-19 pandemic and has since been in full operation, operating several long-haul flights per week.


American Airlines 787 Diverts to Anchorage
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At around 1401 UTC, American Airlines flight AA60 began to head north towards Anchorage instead of continuing eastbound to Dallas.

From there, it started squawking 7700, of which the nature of the emergency has not been confirmed as of yet.

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AA60 landed at the main Alaskan airport at 1546 UTC, with operational vehicles waiting by the runway for its arrival using Runway 25R.

Unconfirmed reports have stated that the reason for American Airlines Flight AA60’s diversion is due to a medical emergency, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Information regarding the cause will be confirmed in due time by either the airline or the relevant authorities.

This remains a developing story, and AviationSource will approach American Airlines for a comment on this diversion into Anchorage.

By James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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