Etihad Airways A350 Abu Dhabi to Paris declares emergency

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An Etihad Airways Airbus A350 from Abu Dhabi to Paris has declared an emergency whilst inbound to the French capital this morning.

Etihad Airways flight EY31, an Airbus A350 operating from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) declared a general emergency with transponder code 7700 whilst approaching its destination on descent.

Etihad Airways flight EY31 Abu Dhabi – Paris

Flight track for Etihad Airways flight EY31 from Abu Dhabi to Paris.

Flight data shows that flight EY31 declared the emergency at 05:25 UTC (07:25 CEST) whilst descending through FL300 (30,000 feet) as it was making its initial approach over French airspace.

The nature of the general emergency is unclear at this time. The flight continued with its descent and approach to Paris Charles de Gaulle, where it subsequently landed at 08:11 CEST

Flight track for Etihad Airways flight EY31 from Abu Dhabi to Paris.

The flight had made an on-time departure out of AUH at 02:35 local time, before setting track and climbing to cruising altitude FL380 (38,000 feet) for the service to Paris.

The flight then proceeded normally with the aircraft passing into the Flight Information Region, where it transmitted code 7700 whilst in the early stages of descent.

The aircraft conducting this morning’s flight was an Airbus A350-1041 registered A6-XWF; a three-year old widebody aircraft belonging to the Gulf carrier Etihad Airways.

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