A KLM flight between Manchester and Amsterdam declared an emergency following an issue onboard the aircraft.
KLM Flight Manchester-Amsterdam Declares Emergency…
KLM flight KL1082 is a routine scheduled flight between Manchester and Amsterdam, with the affected rotation being operated by PH-EZT.
As per data from Planespotters.net, PH-EZT is a 11.8 year old Embraer E190 that was delivered to the Cityhopper side of the airline back in March 2012.
Within the Cityhopper fleet, the carrier has 30 units of the E190 variant, consisting of 28 in active service and two being parked, with an average age of 11.9 years.
KLM flight KL1082 departed Manchester at 2106 local time tonight, and proceeded eastbound in the direction of Amsterdam.
As per @FlightEmergency on X, the aircraft declared an emergency over the Lincoln area and broadcasted the 7700 squawk code for a little while.
Early indications suggest that it may have been cabin depressurisation that caused the emergency at first. However, the crew onboard opted to continue on to Amsterdam Schiphol instead of return to Manchester.
This is under the assumption that whatever the problem was onboard, that it was manageable and that the aircraft could be fixed in Schiphol overnight, and be back in service by the morning.
At this stage, the cause of the emergency is yet to be confirmed, and as soon as we have the additional updates for this, we will update the article accordingly on the AviationSource website.
This remains a developing story. More to follow.
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