A UPS Boeing 747 Freighter has just diverted into Delhi, India whilst en route to Shanghai from Cologne in the last few minutes.
Emergency: UPS Flight 5X10 From Cologne to Shanghai Diverts to Delhi…
UPS flight 5X10 was operated by the airline’s Boeing 747-8 Freighter, registered as N626UP, which is 2.3 years old as per data from Planespotters.net.
N626UP was delivered to the carrier brand new in March 2021 and is one of the many last aircraft from the 747 production line before production ceased earlier this year.
As we can see from the image above, the aircraft proceeded to operate a hold over the border of Pakistan, potentially to lose some weight before the choice of diversion into Delhi on its scheduled flight between Cologne and Shanghai.
The UPS Boeing 747 Freighter departed from Cologne at 0904 local time this morning, and all was normal until around 1413 UTC when the emergency began to arise.
From there, Delhi was chosen as the diversion airport, with the aircraft landing at 2052 local time.
At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the emergency is, but is serious enough to cause a diversion into Delhi.
The airport is more than capable of handling an aircraft of this size when it is in the stages of an emergency.
AviationSource will approach UPS for a comment on the nature of this emergency, with there to be updates due to follow in due course.
This remains a developing story due to the arrival of the aircraft into Delhi occurring only just a few minutes ago.