easyJet flight London-Sevilla declares emergency

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An easyJet scheduled flight from London to Sevilla, Spain has declared an emergency in the last few moments and is diverting to Brest.

easyJet flight U28005 London – Sevilla

easyJet flight U28005, an Airbus A320-200 operating from London Gatwick (LGW) to Sevilla (SVQ) declared a general emergency whilst passing over French airspace and is currently initiating a diversion to Brest/Guipavas (BES).

Flight track of easyJet flight U28005 from London to Sevilla showing diversion to Brest.

Diversion to Brest (BES)

Flight data shows easyJet flight U28005 declared a general emergency with transponder code 7700 whilst descending through FL310 (31,000 feet) at approximately 06:22 BST, before initiating a diversion for nearby Brest Bretagne Airport (BES).

Flight track of easyJet flight U28005 from London to Sevilla showing diversion to Brest.

The nature of the emergency warranting the unscheduled diversion to Brest is not know at this time, with the aircraft continuing to squawk code 7700 as it makes its approach to Brest.

Weather at BES airport for the flight’s arrival is Visual Flight Conditions (VFR) with visibility 10 kilometres or more and no cloud base. Duty runway is RWY07 and flight U28005 now landed.

The aircraft operating today’s scheduled service is an Airbus A320-200 registered G-EZOX; an 8-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the carrier easyJet.

Update 07:30 BST

Per an update from a passenger, this morning’s easyJet flight made a quick diversion to Brest due to an onboard medical emergency, and a plaudit to the operating crew for their professionalism during the emergency!

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