A Delta Air Lines scheduled flight from Edinburgh to Atlanta, GA has declared an emergency and is presently on diversion to Reykjavik.
Delta Air Lines flight DL35, a Boeing 777-300ER on a longhaul transatlantic flight from Edinburgh (EDI) to Atlanta (ATL) declared a general emergency enroute as it passed to the west of Ireland.
Delta Air Lines DL35 Edinburgh – Atlanta
The flight is currently making good a diversion to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF).
Flight DL35, operated by a Boeing 767-300ER registered N184DN, is a 30-year old airframe belonging to Delta Air Lines. The flight declared a general emergency from the cruise; having established on track for Atlanta at Flight Level FL340 (34,000 feet) before squawking 7700.
Diversion to Reykjavik (KEF)
Having passed to the west of Ireland, the flight then initiated a diversion north of track to Reykjavik (KEF), and is currently on descent, passing through 12,000 feet.
The nature of the general emergency is not known at this time. It does appear as though the flight was delayed on departure from the Scottish airport of Edinburgh; showing a scheduled time of departure of 12:15 local. The flight shows an actual departure of 14:05 BST.
It is uncertain whether the delayed departure had any bearing on the nature of the emergency experienced by the flight today.
The transatlantic longhaul flight from Scotland is typically a flight of approximately 16 hours duration. Estimated flight time for today’s flight, according to RadarBox data was to be 15 hours 50 minutes.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.