French bee Flight To New York Diverts to Dublin Airport

By James Field - Editor in Chief 3 Min Read
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On March 17, a French bee flight between Paris Orly and New York Newark diverted to Dublin Airport.
Dylan Agbagni (CC0) from Bordeaux, France via Wikimedia Commons.

On March 17, a French bee flight between Paris Orly and New York Newark diverted to Dublin Airport.

The aircraft made a u-turn to the Irish airport before it entered the Atlantic crossing.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

FBU72J – Paris-New York: Dublin Diversion…


On March 17, a French bee flight between Paris Orly and New York Newark diverted to Dublin Airport.
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On March 17, a French bee flight between Paris Orly and New York Newark diverted to Dublin Airport.
Olivier CABARET, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

French bee flight FBU72J is a routine scheduled flight between Paris Orly and New York Newark.

The affected rotation that diverted to Dublin Airport was operated by F-HREN.

As per data from Planespotters.net, F-HREN is a 3.8 year old Airbus A350-900 that was delivered to the airline in August 2020.

Furthermore, of the A350-900 variant, French bee has four of them in service, of which all of them are in active service.

The average age of the variant with the French carrier is at 6.1 years.

FBU72J departed Paris Orly at 1907 local time and initially proceeded westbound towards New York.

Furthermore, upon reaching the Atlantic crossing, the crew on the French bee Airbus A350 made a u-turn and subsequent descent to Dublin Airport.

The emergency squawk code of 7700 was not utilised at any point during this diversion.

FBU72J landed into DUB at 2033 local time without incident.

Medical Emergency Was The Cause…


Dylan Agbagni (No copyrights) from Bayonne, France, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

As per @Shauns_Aviation on X, a Dublin Airport native, French bee flight FBU72J diverted due to a medical emergency onboard.

There are no details surrounding the affected persons at this time.

We do know that an ambulance met the aircraft on stand, where the persons were taken to hospital.

FBU72J, which started at Paris Orly, departed from DUB at 2200 local time the following evening.

It then landed into New York Newark after around an additional five to six hours of flight.

Medical emergencies can happen on flights, and the crew are well-trained in dealing with this sort of situation.

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James is a passionate AvGeek based in Manchester, U.K, who has been actively spotting for years. He is the Editor in Chief for AviationSource News.