United Airlines 777 San Francisco-Paris Declares Emergency

A United Airlines flight inbound to Paris from San Francisco has declared an emergency in the last few moments.

United Airlines flight UA990, a Boeing 777-200ER, declared the emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst on descent into Paris.

United UA990 San Francisco-Paris

Flight UA990 declared the general emergency whilst on descent through FL250 (25,000 feet). The aircraft was on the early stages of its approach to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG).

The nature of the problem is not yet known.

Flight track of United Airlines 777 emergency from San Francisco to Paris

Update 08:10 UTC

United flight UA990 is now establishing for its approach into Paris CDG, passing through 3,000 feet, after the earlier emergency declaration.

Flight track of United Airlines 777 emergency from San Francisco to Paris

Weather for the flight’s arrival is VFR, with visibility 10 kilometers or more, with RWY 26/27 active. The cause of the United Airlines 777 emergency remains unclear.

Flight UA990 is now landed and clear Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG).

Flight data shows that flight UA990 made an actual time of departure of 15:13 local time from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The scheduled departure time for the long-haul service was 14:40 local.

The flight then departed and set course normally, climbing to FL370 (37,000 feet) for the transatlantic service.

Having transited the United Kingdom, flight crew declared an emergency with the aircraft in French airspace and established in the descent.

Boeing 777-200ER N78009

The aircraft conducting today’s UA990 service from San Francisco is a Boeing 777-200ER, registered N78009. This is a 25-year old widebody aircraft belong to the US carrier United Airlines. It hase been in operational service with the airline since October 2010.

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 2 Min Read
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