Loganair Flight Aberdeen-Bristol Emergency: Diverts to Newcastle

Loganair Flight Aberdeen-Bristol Emergency: Diverts to Newcastle
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In the last 15-20 minutes, a Loganair flight between Aberdeen and Bristol declared an emergency and diverted to Newcastle as a result.

The flight was around 40 minutes in before the 7700 squawk transmission was made by the crew.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

LM45 – Aberdeen-Bristol: Newcastle Diversion…


Loganair Flight Aberdeen-Bristol Emergency: Diverts to Newcastle
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Loganair Flight Aberdeen-Bristol Emergency: Diverts to Newcastle
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Loganair flight LM45 is a routine scheduled flight between Aberdeen and Bristol.

The affected rotation, which diverted to Newcastle via an emergency, was operated by G-SAJI.

As per data from Planespotters.net, G-SAJI is a 24.4 year old Embraer ERJ-145 that started out life with British Regional Airlines in January 2000.

Registered as G-EMBN, it then headed over to British Airways and BA Connect.

It then did a stint with Flybe back in 2007 as well.

By October 2008, it was handed over to bmi Regional, where it remained until March 2019.

Loganair flight LM45 departed Aberdeen at 1740 local time earlier today and proceeded southbound to Bristol.

Upon reaching the Carlisle area, the flight squawked 7700 and detoured east in the direction of Newcastle.

After around an hour or so in the air, LM45 landed safely into Newcastle following the emergency broadcast.

What Was The Cause?


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At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency was into Newcastle with the Loganair flight, with the facts being limited at this time.

We do know that it commenced a heavy descent once the emergency was declared to be able to get to Newcastle quickly.

Furthermore, if it is a technical issue with the Loganair flight, then there is a chance that it won’t continue to Bristol.

For the flight that originated from Aberdeen, the passengers may need to be accommodated.

If it is a medical emergency, then the passenger will be offloaded and it will then continue onwards to Bristol.

We will provide updates below as soon as we have the information surrounding this.

In the meantime, this remains a developing story. More to follow in due course.

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