Qatar Airways A350 from Los Angeles to Doha declares emergency

Image: RadarBox

A Qatar Airways long haul flight from Los Angeles to Doha has declared an emergency as it approaches the United Kingdom enroute.

Qatar Airways flight QR11 Los Angeles – Doha


Qatar Airways flight QR11, a transatlantic flight operated by an Airbus A350 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Doha (DOH), has declared a general emergency, squawking 7700.

The flight declared the emergency as it approached the United Kingdom, cruising at 38,000 feet altitude.

Source: RadarBox.com

Flight QR11 declared the general emergency from the cruise at FL380 as it approached the north-west coast of the United Kingdom, enroute to Doha. The aircraft is currently on descent passing through 16,000 feet over Scottish airspace.

Source: RadarBox.com

It is clear the flight is now planning to divert with the aircraft is currently maintaining as descent profile, passing through 10,000 feet approaching Glasgow.

Source: RadarBox.com

Flight data shows that the flight was slightly delayed departing Los Angeles earlier today, with an actual time of departure (ATD) showing as 17:02 PDT, against a scheduled departure time of 16:35 PDT. Flight time for the long haul transatlantic flight is given as 15 hours 10 minutes.

Update 10:00 BST


Having continued a descent in the Glasgow region, the flight now appears to be making good a diversion to Edinburgh. Flight now setting up for an approach, passing 4,000 feet as it approaches Edinburgh from the southwest.

Source: RadarBox.com

And from here, a straight-in approach to RWY12. The nature of the emergency is not clear at this stage. The aircraft in question is Airbus A350, registration A7-AND; a 5 year old aircraft belonging to the carrier Qatar Airways.

Update Thurs 3 August


Qatar Airways have provided a clarification of the circumstances necessitating ysterday’s diversion to Edinburgh, saying: “Qatar Airways flight QR740 an Airbus A350-1000 travelling from LAX to DOH on 02 August was diverted to EDI due to a passenger requiring urgent medical assistance.”

“The passenger has subsequently received medical care at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. As a result all affected passengers will be provided with assistance by the ground services teams and resume their journeys at the earliest opportunity.”

A good result for the passenger and all concerned.

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 3 Min Read
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