easyJet flight Lyon – Menorca declares emergency

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An easyJet scheduled flight from Lyons to Menorca Island has declared an emergency in the last few moments.

easyJet flight U24375, an Airbus A319 operating from Lyon (LYS) to Menorca Island (MAH) declared an emergency, squawking code 7700 as it passed abeam Marseilles enroute.

The flight is currently making good a diversion and return to Lyon.

Flight U24375 is currently on descent into Lyon, passing through 2,500 feet. The nature of the emergency is not yet known.

Flight data shows the easyJet flight made an on-time departure out of Lyon earlier today; showing an ATD of 10:40 CEST against a scheduled departure time of 10:45 CEST.

The flight had proceeded south across French airspace enroute to Menorca Island, having climbed to cruising level FL360 (36,000 feet). Menorca Airport (MEN) is the only airport serving the Balearic island of Menorca and is located in the southeastern part of the island.

The emergency was subsequently declared as the flight passed abeam Marseilles on the French south coast.

The aircraft involved is Airbus A319-111, registered OE-LKD; a 14 year old aircraft belonging to the carrier easyJet. Flight time for the Lyon – Menorca service was given as 4 hours 21 minutes for today’s scheduled flight.

The aircraft subsequently landed at Lyon at 14:10 CEST following the inflight turnback.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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