TUI Flight from Manchester Declares Emergency

A TUI Airlines Boeing 737 touches down.
Alf van Beem, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

A TUI flight operating from Manchester has declared an emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst transiting the southwest of England.

TUI flight TOM94P, a Boeing 737-800, is now on approach to Exeter.

TUI TOM94P ex-Manchester

Flight TOM94P now landed Exeter. The nature of the emergency is not clear, and the aircraft appears to have been on a repositioning flight.

Update 16:25 UTC

Flight data shows that the aircraft departed Manchester (MAN) at 15:33 BST earlier this afternoon. The flight set course on the southerly route and climbed to flight level FL150 (15,000 feet).

Continuing at the lower cruising altitude, the flight then declared the emergency whilst on descent.

Transponder code 7700 was transmitted at 16:05 BST as the aircraft passed through 8,000 feet on descent.

The flight subsequently continued an approach to Exeter Airport (EXT) under emergency transponder code 7700.

Mitchul Hope, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Boeing 737-800 G-FDZD

The aircraft conducting this afternoon’s flight ex-Manchester is a Boeing 737-800, registered G-FDZD. This is a 16.9-year old narrowbody aircraft currently operating with TUI Airways.

Exeter Airport serves as a key location for TUI Airways, acting as a ‘focus city’ for their operations. This means you’ll find frequent TUI Airways flights departing from Exeter.

Their operations at Exeter base are typified by an excellent on-time departure record, even earning the carrier awards for their performance.

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 2 Min Read
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