Wizzair A321 inbound to Barcelona declares emergency

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 2 Min Read
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A Wizzair flight operating between Krakow (KRK) and Barcelona (BCN) has declared a general emergency whilst inbound over the Mediterranean.

Wizzair flight W65047, an Airbus A321-200 registered HA-LTC, declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 in the cruise over the Mediterranean to the east of Barcelona.

The flight is presently on the inbound leg of the scheduled route, on a gradual descent through FL230 (22,000 feet). The nature of the emergency is not known.

Flight plan track of Wizzair flight inbound to Barcelona.
Source: RadarBox.com

Barcelona (BCN) arrival


The aircraft in question is Airbus A321-200 HA-LTC, a five-year old airframe.

The aircraft is currently approaching from the east, and descending through 3,000 feet to make the straight-in approach to Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

Source: RadarBox.com

Updates


Above: Wizzair A321 HA-LTC. Photo Credit: Andrzej Otrębski, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The flight, which departed from Krakow at 9.15AL local time was reportedly carrying 189 passengers and 6 crew members. The aircraft has subsequently made a safe landing in Barcelona at 10.15AM local.

The reason for the emergency declaration has not been disclosed by the airline.

Such emergencies can span a number of possibilities, but can typically be categorised as either a medical emergency necessitating an expedited arrival, or a potential technical fault or issue with the aircraft.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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