In the last few moments, a DHL freighter from Pisa to Leipzig has declared an emergency not long after takeoff.
QY7859 is being operated by EI-DGU, an Airbus A300-600F. The aircraft is 33 years old at the time of writing.
At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the emergency is.
Updates from the DHL Flight from Pisa to Leipzig Declaring an Emergency…
This is a developing story. Updates to follow.
UPDATE #1 @ 2148 UK time – At the time of writing, the DHL Airbus A300-600F, originally bound for Leipzig from Pisa is at 7,000 feet nearing the Bergamo area.
UPDATE #2 @ 2149 UK time – The aircraft is now descending, with Milan Bergamo looking like the diversion airport for this emergency. Still unknown what the cause is.
UPDATE #3 @ 2151 UK time – QY7859 is nearing the base leg for Milan Bergamo. Standby for further.
UPDATE #4 @ 2153 UK time – DHL flight QY7859 is on finals into Milan Bergamo following its 7700 transmission a few moments ago.
UPDATE #5 @ 2155 UK time – The aircraft looks to have safely landed into Milan Bergamo, as per @RadarBoxCom – Unclear on what the cause of the emergency is still, although is serious for it to not continue on to Leipzig from its origin airport of Pisa.
UPDATE #6 @ 2157 UK time – So what do we know about EI-DGU?:
- Started out life with EgyptAir as SU-GAR in May 1990.
- Delivered to DHL back in August 2016, and is operated by ASL Airlines Ireland.
- Aircraft is 33.5 years old.
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