A scheduled Transavia flight from Amsterdam to Faro, Portugal declared an emergency en route and has diverted to Paris this morning.
Transavia flight HV5357 Amsterdam – Faro
Transavia flight HV5357, a Boeing 737-800 operating from Amsterdam (AMS) to Faro (FAO) Portugal, declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 before initiating a diversion to Paris-Orly Airport (ORY).
The Transavia scheduled flight, operated by Boeing 737-800 registered PH-HXF, departed Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS) on-time this morning, showing an actual time of departure of 06:14 CEST.
As per data from Planespotters.net, PH-HXF is a 6.6 year old airframe, having been delivered to Transavia back in February 2017.
The jet remained with the carrier until November 2019, when they leased the jet out to GOL Transportes Aereos, before returning back to the Dutch carrier in April 2020.
The flight departed normally, climbing to a cruising level of FL370 (37,000 feet) before declaring an emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst transiting French airspace.
The flight then effected a diversion and descent into nearby Paris-Orly Airport (ORY).
At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the emergency and diversion into Paris Orly was for, with all eyes on when the aircraft will be back in the air again.
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