Cathay Pacific 777 Paris-Hong Kong Declares Emergency

A Cathay Pacific 777 on the tarmac.
John Taggart from Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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A Cathay Pacific flight operating from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Hong Kong has declared an emergency shortly after departure.

Cathay Pacific flight CX260 declared an emergency, squawking 7700, and is currently holding in the Paris region.

Updates to follow.

Cathay Pacific CX260 Paris-Hong Kong

Flight track of Cathay Pacific CX260 from Paris, showing holding near Paris.
4 weeks ago26/06/24

Emergency Declaration Paris

Flight data shows that Cathay Pacific flight CX260 had departed from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and was passing through FL110 (11,000 feet) on climb when flight crew squawked transponder code 7700.

The flight subsequently terminated the climb and entered a holding pattern at FL110 to the north of the Paris airport.

The nature of the emergency is not yet known.

Flight track of Cathay Pacific CX260 from Paris, showing holding near Paris.
4 weeks ago26/06/24

Update 12:45 UTC

Flight CX260 departed Paris CDG at 12:05 local time this afternoon. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, is currently maintaining a holding pattern, presumably to dump fuel in preparation for a return to the origin airport.

Flight crew is maintaining the emergency priority transponder code 7700.

4 weeks ago26/06/24

Update 13:00 UTC

Cathay flight CX260 has exited the holding procedure, and is under vectoring for a return to CDG, currently maintaining altitude at FL110.

Weather for the flight’s return is visual meteorological conditions (VFR) with visibility 10 kilometres or more.

Runways RWY08/09 active for the arrival.

4 weeks ago26/06/24

Approach to Paris CDG

The flight is now passing through 4,000 feet on its return to CDG. The nature of the emergency prompting the early return is not yet known.

With light winds only, flight CX260 is making a straight-in approach to RWY27.

4 weeks ago26/06/24

Update 13:15 UTC

Cathay Pacific flight CX260 has now landed Paris Charles de Gaulle RWY 26, having declared an emergency shortly after takeoff and negotiated a return.

Updates will be provided as they come to hand.


A Cathay Pacific 777 on the tarmac.
John Taggart from Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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