In the last few moments, a Royal Air Force (RAF) Airbus A400M from Akrotiri has declared an emergency over the South of France and has diverted to Marseille.
ZM411 is the aircraft in question operating RRR4995, and looks to have been heading back to the UK, potentially Brize Norton or another base.
At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the emergency is, but stay tuned for further updates.
Royal Air Force A400M From Akrotiri Declares Emergency: DIVERTED TO MARSEILLE…
This is a developing story.
UPDATE #1 @ 1802 UK time – The Royal Air Force (RAF) A400M is currently descending through 13,000 feet and looks to be heading in the direction of Montpellier. Diversion Airport is to be confirmed shortly.
UPDATE #2 @ 1805 UK time – RRR4995 is descending rapidly as it aims to meet the straight-in approach for Montpellier Airport, France.
UPDATE #3 @ 1807 UK time – ZM411 has now taken a steep turn right, so it could very well be Marseille that the aircraft is aiming for at this time.
UPDATE #4 @ 1809 UK time – ZM411 is now turning onto short final for Marseille Provence Airport (MRS/LFML).
UPDATE #5 @ 1814 UK time – ZM411 of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) A400M fleet has landed safely into Marseille Provence Airport, France. AviationSource will approach the RAF for a comment on the cause of the emergency.
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