An Air France Boeing 777-300ER bound for New York’s JFK has declared an emergency following a series of holds to the north of Paris.
The aircraft has initially been seen doing orbits near Amiens before currently heading northbound at FL260.
At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency is.
This is a developing story.
UPDATE #1 @ 1630 UK time – AF10 appears to be now heading southbound, with a potential return back to Paris CDG on the cards.
UPDATE #2 @ 1633 UK time – Following its arrival back into Paris CDG, it is unclear when passengers will be able to get onto the next flight to New York.
UPDATE #3 @ 1637 UK time – Air France flight AF10, originally bound for New York’s JFK, continues to take an odd route as the aircraft begins its descent back into Paris. Burning fuel to get to landing weight, potentially?
UPDATE #4 @ 1641 UK time – Air France flight AF10 is seen passing 17,000 feet and is continuing to descent towards the base leg portion of the approach. Still no indication of the cause of the emergency at this time.
UPDATE #5 @ 1643 UK time – At this stage, it is unclear which runway the Air France Boeing 777-300ER will take for its emergency landing. The aircraft is passing through FL110 currently.
UPDATE #6 @ 1648 UK time – AF10 is just about to turn final for its emergency landing into Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
UPDATE #7 @ 1649 UK time – AF10 is now on final for what appears to be Runway 27L at Paris CDG.
UPDATE #8 @ 1656 UK time – Air France flight AF10, originally bound for New York, has touched down on Runway 27L at Paris CDG safely. AviationSource will approach Air France for a comment on the nature of the emergency.
UPDATE #9 @ 1701 UK time – Courtesy of RadarBox.com, here is the full playback of the routing that Air France flight AF10 took whilst returning back to Paris CDG.