Uzbekistan Airways 787 Makes Emergency Landing in New York

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An Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 787-9 bound for Tashkent made a return to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport after declaring an emergency on 9 May 2024.

The Uzbekistan Airways flight HY102 had made a normal departure from New York and was still in US airspace when it declared an emergency.

The flight then returned to make an emergency landing in New York JFK.

Uzbekistan Airways HY102 New York-Tashkent

Flight crew squawked transponder code 7700 as the aircraft passed into Maine on the outbound route.

The flight subsequently terminated its climb and executed a direct return to New York JFK. The nature of the emergency prompting the expedited return is not yet known.

Flight data shows that the Tashkent bound HY102 service made a delayed departure out of New York on 9 May.

The flight made an actual time of departure of 1345 local time against the scheduled departure time of 1255.

The flight then proceeded normally with the aircraft on climb when the emergency was declared. Flight crew subsequently terminated the climb at flight level FL370 (37,000 feet).

Transponder code 7700 was then squawked at 18:44 UTC, with the aircraft already on a return course and descending through FL250.

Emergency Landing in New York

The flight then made an emergency landing New York JFK at 1505 local time, having initiated the early return.

Boeing 787-8 UK78706

The aircraft conducting the HY102 long haul service to Tashkent was a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registered UK78706.

This is a 4.3-year-old wide-body aircraft belonging to the national carrier Uzbekistan Airways. It has been in operational service with the airline since its initial delivery in April 2021.

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Uzbekistan Airways is the flag carrier of Uzbekistan, headquartered in Tashkent. It is the country’s national airline and was founded in 1992.

The airline operates from a hub at Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport (TAS).

The carrier flies to about 60 destinations, including 11 domestic destinations and international flights to 22 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

Russia is the most popular international destination, with flights available to more than 15 cities.

Uzbekistan Airways also has codeshare agreements with Air Baltic, Air India, Czech Airlines, Korean Air and Malaysia Airlines.

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