Earlier today, a SkyUp flight between Tallinn and Hurghada operating for FlyEgypt declared an emergency, prompting a diversion to Warsaw.
SkyUp Flight Tallinn-Hurghada Declares Emergency…
FlyEgypt flight FT8901 is a flight between Tallinn and Hurghada, with the affected rotation being operated by UR-SQP.
As per data from Planespotters.net, UR-SQP is a 17.7 year old Boeing 737-800 that originally started out life with AJet back in May 2006.
By December of that year, the aircraft was handed over to XL Airways in the UK, where it remained there until going over to Nok Air on lease.
The jet remained with XL Airways until September 2008 where it was returned to lessor and then placed with Sunwing Airlines, Viking Airlines, TUI Netherlands & Smartwings, before being handed over to Flybondi in June 2018.
It remained with the Argentinian carrier until being handed over to Irish lessor Avolon in May 2021 and then to SkyUp Airlines by August.
FT8901 departed Tallinn at 0341 local time this morning and proceeded southbound in the direction of Hurghada.
Not long after achieving cruise, the SkyUp 737-800 declared an emergency and proceeded to descend, with the diversion field being chosen as Warsaw.
UR-SQP landed safely without incident, and at the time of writing (1310 UK time), the aircraft is still on the ground in Warsaw.
As soon as we know what the reason for the emergency was, we will update the article accordingly to keep you up-to-date on this.
But for now, this remains a developing story until those facts have been ascertained.
UPDATE #1 @ 2255 UK time – As reported by The Aviation Herald, the cause of this emergency was due to a loss in cabin pressure.
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