In the last few moments, a Delta Boeing 767-400ER bound for New York from Rome has declared an emergency off the coast of France.
DL149 is a scheduled route between Rome Fiumicino and New York’s JFK and is being operated by N841MH.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N841MH is a 21.6-year-old Boeing 767-400 having been delivered new to Delta in December 2001.
At this stage, it is unclear what the reason for the emergency is.
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Updates from Delta Flight DL149 Bound for New York…
UPDATE #1 @ 1749 UK time – At this time, Delta flight DL149 bound for New York is still heading westbound.
UPDATE #2 @ 1751 UK time – At this time, it is unclear where the diversion airport will be and is still heading westbound. Troubleshooting, potentially?
UPDATE #3 @ 1753 UK time – RadarBox now showing that Delta flight DL149 bound for New York has now changed squawk to 4021. Emergency solved, potentially?
UPDATE #4 @ 1756 UK time – As it stands, it looks like the aircraft is continuing on to New York’s JFK airport from Rome Fiumicino. Will continue to monitor the aircraft in case of an additional emergency.
UPDATE #5 @ 1800 UK time – Again, continuing to monitor DL149 as its track does look suspicious to a diversion to Shannon Airport anyway, regardless. Will wait.
UPDATE #6 @ 1809 UK time – Heard on Shannon Control that Delta flight DL149 bound for New York is still struggling with its issues, and maybe descending to a lower altitude whilst fixing the problem.
UPDATE #7 @ 1814 UK time – The pilots onboard Delta flight DL149 have made the decision to continue its flight and cross the Atlantic at FL280, meaning this emergency or any whiff of a diversion is officially over.
This is a developing story!