A Sichuan Airlines scheduled flight operating between Fuzhou and Chengdu, China has declared an emergency and has diverted to Guangzhou (CAN).
Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8906, an Airbus A321 operating from Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC) to Chengdu (CTU) declared an emergency with squawk code 7700 as it was on descent through 10,000 feet.
Sichuan Airlines 3U8906 Fuzhou – Chengdu
Diversion to Guangzhou
Flight 3U8906 now vectoring for finals at CAN. Data shows the flight squawked code 7700 in the early stages of the approach to the diversion airport, passing through 9,000 feet on descent.
Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8906 made a departure out of Fuzhou (FOC) today at 12:15 local time; setting course normally for the westerly route to Chengdu.
The aircraft climbed to cruising altitude FL340 (34,000 feet) for the medium haul service, before initiating a diversion, and then a descent at approximately 05:35 UTC.
Emergency declaration on descent
The descent continued normally, until the declaration of an emergency with transponder code 7700 as the aircraft was on descent below 10,000 feet in the Guangzhou region.
The nature of the emergency is not yet known. The aircraft conducting today’s regional service from Fuzhou to CTU was an Airbus A321-231 registered B-1823; a 9-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines.
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