Copa Airlines Flight Panama City-Lima Declares Emergency

In the last 15-20 minutes, a Copa Airlines flight bound for Lima declared an emergency and made a return to Panama City.
Tomás Del Coro from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In the last 15-20 minutes, a Copa Airlines flight bound for Lima declared an emergency and made a return to Panama City.

Information is limited regarding this incident, but below is what we know so far.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Copa Airlines Flight CM493 – Panama City to Lima…


In the last 15-20 minutes, a Copa Airlines flight bound for Lima declared an emergency and made a return to Panama City.
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In the last 15-20 minutes, a Copa Airlines flight bound for Lima declared an emergency and made a return to Panama City.
Tomás Del Coro from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Copa Airlines flight CM493, which declared an emergency, is a routine scheduled flight between Panama City & Lima.

The aircraft involved in the incident is HP-1830CMP.

As per data from Planespotters.net, HP-1830CMP is a 11.3 year old Boeing 737-800 that was delivered to the airline in March 2013.

Furthermore, of the 737-800 variant, Copa Airlines has 58 of them in their fleet.

Of that 58, all but two are in active service at the airline, with an average fleet age of 11.3 years.

As well as the 737-800, the airline also has:

  • Nine 737-700s.
  • 32 737 MAX 9s.

Copa Airlines flight CM493 departed Panama City at 1543 local time earlier today and initially climbed out towards Lima.

To the west coast of Choco, it is understood the aircraft declared an emergency and proceeded to return to Tocumen.

Following that decision, the aircraft landed safely into Panama City not long after that.

Cause is Unclear Currently…


Tomás Del Coro from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

At this stage, the reason for the emergency onboard Copa Airlines flight CM493 Panama City-Lima is unclear.

Furthermore, information will no doubt be released in the hours ahead as the situation develops on the ground.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to this incident, we will update you at the bottom of this article.

For now, this remains a developing story pending additional updates.

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