TUI Flight Sharm el-Sheikh-Glasgow Declares Emergency

TUI Flight Glasgow-Sharm el-Sheikh Declares Emergency

In the last few minutes, a TUI flight from Sharm el-Sheikh to Glasgow has declared an emergency.

TUI Flight Glasgow-Sharm el-Sheikh Declares Emergency
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

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G-TUMW is the Boeing 737 MAX 8 operating this flight.

Updates: TUI Flight Sharm el-Sheikh-Glasgow Declares Emergency…


This is a developing story. Updates below.

TUI Flight Sharm el-Sheikh-Glasgow Declares Emergency

UPDATE #1 @ 2141 UK time – TUI flight BY803 has declared a fuel emergency following a failed approach at Glasgow Airport. The flight, originally from Sharm el-Sheikh looks to be heading in the direction of Manchester.

UPDATE #2 @ 2143 UK time – G-TUMW, the aircraft operating this flight is a 1.8 year old Boeing 737 MAX 8 that was delivered to the carrier new back in May 2022, as per data from Planespotters.net.

Of the 737 MAX 8 variant, the UK leisure carrier has 19 of them in the fleet, of which 18 are in active service and one is currently parked.

TUI Flight Sharm el-Sheikh-Glasgow Declares Emergency

UPDATE #3 @ 2146 UK time – TUI flight BY803 from Sharm el-Sheikh, continues it’s emergency descent out of FL190. Only one attempt to land was made at Glasgow.

UPDATE #4 @ 2148 UK time – @RadarBoxCom shows that BY803 has been in the air for close to seven hours, which comes as no surprise that a fuel emergency has been declared following the adverse weather causing difficult conditions for landing.

UPDATE #5 @ 2149 UK time – @RadarBoxCom data confirms that BY803 is diverting to Manchester following the missed approach and subsequent emergency broadcast out of GLA.

UPDATE #6 @ 2151 UK time – This is the second fuel emergency for Glasgow-based flights tonight, as Storm Isha continues to wreak havoc on air travel. The other one was an easyJet Airbus A320neo from Amsterdam, which also diverted to MAN as well.

UPDATE #7 @ 2153 UK time – BY803 is approaching the base leg for Runway 23R at MAN/EGCC, with the current winds at the airfield being 200@17G29kts.

UPDATE #8 @ 2158 UK time – TUI flight BY803 is on final for Runway 23R at Manchester Airport. The Sharm el-Sheikh flight has now hit over seven hours in the air without fuel. Winds at Glasgow are 200@33G44kts, which makes MAN more favourable.

UPDATE #9 @ 2206 UK time – TOUCHDOWN! BY803 has appeared to have touched down safely into MAN following the low fuel emergency declaration over Scotland not too long ago.

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