American Airlines 787 London-Chicago Declares Emergency

American Airlines 787 London-Chicago Declares Emergency
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In the last few moments, an American Airlines Boeing 787 operating a flight between London and Chicago has declared an emergency.

N829AN is the aircraft in question involved in the incident.

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Live Emergency: American Airlines AA91 London-Chicago…

American Airlines 787 London-Chicago Declares Emergency
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1 month ago22/04/24


Welcome to our live coverage! Updates will begin shortly!

1 month ago22/04/24

Diverting to Reykjavik…

American Airlines 787 London-Chicago Declares Emergency

American Airlines flight AA91, between London and Chicago, is diverting to Reykjavik due to an emergency onboard.

The aircraft is descending through FL80, with the cause unknown currently.

1 month ago22/04/24

About N829AN: The Aircraft Operating AA91…

N829AN, the aircraft involved in the emergency, is a 6.7 year old Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that was delivered to AA in August 2017.

Furthermore, of the 787-9 variant, the airline has 22 of them in the fleet.

Of that 22, all but one are in active service.

Average fleet age for the variant at the airline stands at 6.5 years.

1 month ago22/04/24

Straight-In Approach…

AA91 looks to be going for a straight-in approach for Runway 01 at Keflavik Airport.

1 month ago22/04/24

On Final Approach…

American Airlines 787 London-Chicago Declares Emergency

American Airlines flight AA91, originally bound for Chicago from London Heathrow, is on final for Runway 01 at Keflavik Airport.

Furthermore, it is still unclear what the nature of the emergency is onboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

1 month ago22/04/24


TOUCHDOWN! AA91 has appeared to have touched down safely into Keflavik Airport following it’s emergency broadcast over the Atlantic Ocean.

As soon as we have information pertinent to this emergency, then we will update you accordingly.

For now, this remains a developing story.

1 month ago22/04/24

Runway Vacated…

AA91 has appeared to have vacated Runway 01 safely.

1 month ago22/04/24

Potentially Passenger-Related?

It looks to be potentially passenger-related in terms of the emergency.

The American Airlines website states that the aircraft will be departing from Keflavik and continuing on to Chicago in the next hour and 50 minutes.

1 month ago22/04/24

Parked on a Remote Stand…

AA91 has appeared to have parked on a remote stand to the east of the airport.

Still awaiting official confirmation on the cause of the emergency.

If it departs at 6:55pm Zulu, then it is definitely a passenger-related incident.

Furthermore, if the aircraft is grounded, then there will be some form of technical issue wrong with the plane.

1 month ago22/04/24

Medical Emergency is the Cause…

@FlightEmergency on X confirms the reason for the emergency on AA91 is medical-related, as suspected.

Furthermore, the aircraft will depart soon to continue on to ORD.

1 month ago22/04/24

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1 month ago22/04/24

Additional Update…

After a few hours on the ground, American Airlines flight AA91 from London is back in the air and enroute to Chicago after diverting to Keflavik earlier today.

As a recap, the emergency diversion was made due to a medical-related issue onboard.

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