A Loganair flight from Edinburgh to Southampton has declared an emergency whilst enroute, and is currently making a return to Edinburgh.
Loganair LM321 Edinburgh – Southampton
The flight is now executing a return to Edinburgh. The nature of the emergency is not known at this stage.
Flight LM321 squawked transponder code 7700 at approximately 07:10 UTC whilst in the cruise at FL310 (31,000 feet) before it executed the turnaround for a return to EDI.
With the aircraft now negotiating an approach to EDI RWY24, weather for the flight’s return is Visual Meteorological Conditions (VFR) with light winds and visibility 10 kilometres or more.
Update 07:35 UTC
Loganair flight LM321 now landed Edinburgh EDI RWY24. The aircraft conducting today’s service to Southampton was Embraer ERJ145EP registration G-SAJI; a 23-year old jet belonging to the UK regional carrier Loganair.
Data shows flight LM321 made an on-time departure out of EDI this morning at 06:49 UTC. The flight then set course for Southampton normally; climbing to cruising level FL310 before declaring an emergency approximately 20 minutes later.
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