easyJet Flight Inverness-London: Emergency in Manchester

easyJet Flight Inverness-London: Emergency in Manchester
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Earlier this morning, an easyJet flight between Inverness and London declared an emergency and diverted to Manchester.

At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency was, but was serious enough to cause a diversion.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

U2846 – Inverness-London Gatwick: Diverts to Manchester…

easyJet Flight Inverness-London:  Emergency in Manchester
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easyJet Flight Inverness-London:  Emergency in Manchester
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easyJet flight U2846 is a routine scheduled flight between Inverness and London Gatwick.

The affected rotation that diverted to Manchester as a result was operated by G-EZOA.

As per data from Planespotters.net, G-EZOA is a 9.3 year old Airbus A320 that was delivered to the UK subsidiary in December 2014.

Of the A320ceo variant, the UK subsidiary of the easyJet group has 77 in the fleet.

Within the 77, 66 are in active service and 11 are parked, holding an average fleet age of 11.3 years.

U2846 departed Inverness at 0639 local time this morning and initially proceeded south towards London.

After initially passing Manchester, the aircraft made a sharp u-turn and descent into the diversion field.

easyJet flight U2849 then landed safely at 0749 local time, following the emergency.

After around one hour and 10 minutes on the ground, U2846 then continued on to London Gatwick.

With this in mind, because of it’s quick departure after the emergency, this is likely a medical-related incident.

It is understood the return back to Inverness will be delayed as a result of this emergency in Manchester.

What Emergencies Can Fall Under a 7700?

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Any type of emergency can happen on an airplane.

It can be anything from a medical emergency, which is what we saw on easyJet flight U2846 between Inverness & London diverting to Manchester today.

Or it can be a range of other problems that could happen onboard.

This would include things such as technical issues with the aircraft, like an engine failure, hydraulic failure, amongst other items.

However, it is key to note that the chances of this happening are extremely slim.

This is due to the continued safety culture implemented by airlines around the world.

Sometimes it is these sort of events that are outside the control of the crew.

Therefore, such a diversion is necessary to ensure safety to life.

As well as this, it is also essential then to give the affected persons the care that they need.

Whilst there will be a delay to U2849 between Inverness & London, the passengers onboard will make it to their final destination regardless.

All eyes will be on how late the flight will be arriving into the UK airport, as the return back to the Scottish destination will no doubt be affected by this.

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