A TUI Airways flight operating from Hannover to Boa Vista has declared an emergency in the last few moments, and is currently on diversion to Bordeaux.
TUI X3150 Hannover – Boa Vista
TUI flight X3150, a Boeing 737-8 operating from Hannover Airport (HAJ) to Aristides Pereira International Airport (BVC) Boa Vista, Cape Verde declared an emergency en route with squawk code 7700.
The flight now appears to be on diversion into Bordeaux (BOD).
Having declared an emergency from the cruise, flight X3150 is currently on descent below 10,000 feet and expediting an approach into Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD).
Diversion to Bordeaux (BOD)
Weather for the flight’s arrival into Bordeaux (BOD) is Visual Meteorological Conditions (VFR) this morning, with light winds and visibility 10 kilometres or more.
The nature of the general emergency which has prompted the unscheduled diversion is not yet known.
Update 09:55 UTC
TUI flight X3150 has now landed BOD following a straight-in approach to RWY23.
Data for this morning’s flight shows that TUI flight X3150 departed from Hannover Airport (HAJ) at 09:14 local time (08:14 UTC) this morning.
The flight then proceeded normally; establishing on the southerly track to Boa Vista and climbing to cruising level FL37 (37,000 feet).
An emergency was declared with transponder code 7700 at 09:30 UTC whilst the aircraft was still in the cruise and transiting French airspace.
The flight subsequently initiated an immediate descent and diverted to nearby Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) in the south of France.
The aircraft conducting this morning’s X3150 service was a Boeing 737-8 registered D-AMAB; a 4-year old aircraft belonging to the carrier TUI Airways.
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