Transavia flight Paris-Toulon declares emergency

A Transavia Boeing 737 on final approach.
Bene Riobó, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A Transavia flight operating from Paris to Toulon has declared an emergency is is currently returning to Paris after holding near Bourges.

Transavia flight TO7022, a Boeing 737-800 operating from Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) to Toulon Hyères Airport (TLN) declared a general emergency with squawk code 7700.

Transavia TO7022 Paris-Toulon

Holding and Diversion

Having declared the emergency whilst in the cruise at FL260 (26,000 feet), flight TO7022 entered a holding pattern near Bourges; descending in the pattern to FL220 before making good a track to return to Paris.

The nature of the problem prompting the return this afternoon is not yet known.

Flight data shows that the flight made an on-time departure from Orly Airport this afternoon at 16:48 local time, before setting course normally and climbing to FL260 on the southerly regional route.

The flight declared the general emergency shortly thereafter, at approximately 16:00 UTC before entering a holding procedure.

Update 16:50 UTC

Having initiated the return to Paris-Orly, Transavia flight OR7022 is now on descent below 10,000 feet in the early stages of its return to ORY.

Weather for the flight’s return this afternoon is Visual Meteorological Conditions (VFR), with broken cloud at 3,000 feet and visibility 10 kilometres or more. Duty runways are RWY24/25.

Update 17:00 UTC

Flight OR7022 now established on finals RWY24/25, maintaining squawk code 7700 through the descent and return procedure.

The aircraft conducting this afternoon’s regional service from ORY to Toulon TLS was a Boeing 737-800 registered F-HUYV; a 13-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the carrier Transavia.

With the flight now landed ORY, the nature of the issue remains unclear.


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