A United Airlines domestic flight operating between Asheville, NC and Chicago has declared an emergency, squawking code 7700 whilst enroute.
United Airlines flight UA5818 Asheville – Chicago
United Airlines flight UA5818 from Asheville (AVL) to Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) declared an emergency whilst transiting Indiana airspace enroute to Chicago.
Flight UA5818 continuing inbound to Chicago (ORD) and now on descent through 16,000 feet. The aircraft in question is Embraer 170-200LR, registered N113SY; a 9-year old regional commuter aircraft belong to the carrier United Airlines.
The flight made an on-time departure out of Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) at 06:58 EDT earlier today, and hade been proceeding normally in the cruise, descending from FL330 through 28,000 feet when it declared the emergency with transponder code 7700.
The nature of the problem is not yet known, with the aircraft continuing to make its approach. Current weather for the flight’s arrival at ORD is visual conditions, with light winds 220° at 7 knots.
United Airlines flight UA5818 landed Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) at 07:31 CDT. Aircraft now back at United’s main hub after an arrival at Terminal 2 (T2) via gate F7; the cause of today’s emergency declaration is not yet known.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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