An easyJet flight operating from London to Alicante, Spain has declared an emergency whilst en route.
easyJet flight U28109, an Airbus A319 operating from London Gatwick Airport (LGA) to Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport (ALC) declared a general emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst in transit over French airspace.
easyJet U28109 London LGW – Alicante
Having declared the emergency from the cruise, flight U28109 is now on descent and appears to be making a diversion into Toulouse (TLS).
Update 12:40 UTC – Diversion Toulouse
easyJet flight U28109 now in descent through 4,000 feet in the Toulouse area. The nature of today’s emergency prompting the unscheduled diversion is not yet known.
With the flight now established on finals for RWY32 Toulouse TLS, the weather for arrival is Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IFR) with 900 foot ceiling and conditions of light rain and mist.
Update 01:00 UTC
Flight now landed Toulouse. Flight data shows today’s easyJet U28109 rotation made an actual time of departure of 11:26 UTC out of London Gatwick (LGW) before establishing on the southerly track and climbing to cruising altitude FL370 (37,000 feet).
The flight then declared an emergency from the cruise over France at approximately 12:17 UTC, before initiating a descent and subsequent diversion into nearby TLS.
The aircraft conducting today’s flight was Airbus A319-111 registered G-EZGN; a 12-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the carrier easyJet.
Update 13:30 UTC
It is understood that today’s flight U28109 to Alicante made a precautionary diversion to TLS due to a medical issue onboard.
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