Jet2 A321 declares emergency and diverts to Frankfurt

Image Credit: RadarBox

A Jet2 flight operating between London and Izmir, Türkiye declared a general emergency before diverting to Frankfurt earlier this morning.

Jet2 flight LS1423 London-Izmir

Jet2 flight LS1423, an Airbus A321-200 operating between London Stansted airport (STN) and Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB) in Izmir, Turkiye declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 whilst over German airspace.

The flight had departed normally from London Stansted this morning at 06:12 BST and was established on track for the destination of Izmir on the Aegean coast.

Flight track of Jet2 flight from London to Izmir, showing diversion to Frankfurt.

From its cruising altitude of FL350 (35,000 feet), the aircraft declared the emergency abeam Stuttgart, before negotiating a descent and approach into nearby Frankfurt International Airport (FRA).

The flight subsequently made its landing at Frankfurt at 09:38 this morning, according to RadarBox tracking data. The cause of the emergency declaration and subsequent unscheduled diversion is not as yet known.

The aircraft in question is Airbus A321-200 registered CS-TRJ; a 24-year old aircraft belonging to the ACMI charter operator Hi Fly, which is being operated on behalf of the carrier Jet2.

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