Envoy Air E170 Declares Emergency: Diverts to Sacramento

LONDON – An Envoy Air Embraer E170 declared emergency moments before it was due to arrive in Reno. It is now heading elsewhere. It has diverted to Sacramento.

As you can see above, AA4227 was not far away from Reno when it aborted its approach, and climbed to 18,000 feet.

This is a developing story.

UPDATE #1 @ 2038 UK time – Envoy Air flight AA4227 is descending; looking like Sacramento is the diversion of choice for this emergency.

UPDATE #2 @ 2039 UK time – N244NN is the Embraer E170 operated by Envoy Air that is involved in the emergency. The aircraft is six years old.

UPDATE #3 @ 2042 UK time – The E170 is approaching 10,000 feet, as Sacramento Airport becomes the confirmed diversion point for this aircraft. Unclear why it didn’t continue on its approach to Reno.

UPDATE #4 @ 2045 UK time – AA4227 is on the base leg part of the approach into Sacramento Airport.

Envoy Air Embraer E170 operating AA4227 diverted to Sacramento Airport.

UPDATE #5 @ 2049 UK time – AA4227 is lining up for the approach into Sacramento Airport, took a longer path to do this due to its high-speed intensity during the diversion.

Envoy Air Embraer E170 operating AA4227 diverted to Sacramento Airport.

UPDATE #6 @ 2051 UK time – Or maybe not! AA4227 is on the Downwind leg for the opposite side of Sacramento Airport!

Envoy Air Embraer E170 operating AA4227 diverted to Sacramento Airport.

UPDATE #7 @ 2053 UK time – The Envoy Air E170 has slowed down to 130kts to set itself up for a short approach path into Sacramento.

Envoy Air Embraer E170 operating AA4227 diverted to Sacramento Airport.

UPDATE #8 @ 2057 UK time – AA4227 is on final for Runway 35L at Sacramento Airport.

Envoy Air Embraer E170 operating AA4227 diverted to Sacramento Airport.

UPDATE #9 @ 2100 UK time – AA4227, the Envoy Air Embraer E170, has landed safely on Runway 35L at Sacramento Airport. Cause of emergency to follow in the next few minutes!

UPDATE #10 @ 2101 UK time – Sources indicate that the cause of the emergency was a “flaps issue”, with Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS on site as a precaution.

UPDATE #11 @ 2106 UK time – This was the exact moment that AA4227 cancelled its descent profile into Reno, and opted for a diversion to Sacramento, with the aircraft having to fly past Reno as a result.

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