In the early hours of this morning, a Delta Airbus A330neo from New York to Amsterdam declared an emergency and diverted to London Heathrow.
Emergency: Delta A330neo From New York to Amsterdam Declares Emergency…
Delta flight DL46 departed New York’s JFK at 1634 local time yesterday, and proceeded eastbound with the intention of heading to Amsterdam Schiphol.
This flight was operated by N410DZ, one of the airline’s Airbus A330-900neo aircraft that frequently operates this route.
As per data from Planespotters.net, the aircraft is 2.5 years old at the time of writing, having been delivered new to the airline back in June 2021.
As Delta flight DL46 entered London airspace, the aircraft changed it’s squawk code to 7700, the emergency broadcast code.
From there, the decision was made to descend and divert into London Heathrow, where the Airbus A330neo landed safely at 0510 CEST this morning.
It has been on the ground since, with the aircraft expected to continue on to Amsterdam from Heathrow at 1230 BST today.
This would indicate the possibility of a medical emergency onboard as the aircraft, originally from New York, would have needed to land to offload said passenger so then it can continue onwards to the Dutch airport.
At this time, it is unclear whether it was a medical emergency or not, but the fact that a slot has been placed for the aircraft’s departure wouldn’t suggest a major technical problem of sorts. But this will no doubt be revealed in due time.
This remains a developing story.
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