Earlier today, an Air France Airbus A330 operating AF194 between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Bangalore diverted to Tel Aviv.
Air France Flight to Bangalore Diverts to Tel Aviv…
Air France flight AF194 departed Paris CDG at 1110 local time this morning and proceeded southeast in the direction of Bangalore.
The flight actually passed Tel Aviv initially before making a U-turn over the Jordan/Saudi Arabia area, and proceeded to descend into the Israeli capital instead.
AF194 did land safely at the airport, with indications that it could have been a medical-related diversion into the airport. Here’s why:
At around 1841 local time, AF194 departed Tel Aviv once again and, at the time of writing, is continuing on to Bangalore, India.
The fact it is back in the air so quickly indicates that it must have been a medical-related diversion to get the affected persons off the airplane.
AF194 is expected to land in Bangalore at 0254 local time, which is around 3 hours and 25 minutes later than its scheduled arrival time as a result of this diversion into Tel Aviv.
The flight is being operated by F-GZCN, one of Air France’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which is 19.6 years old at the time of writing, as per data from Planespotters.net.
There are 15 Airbus A330-200s in the French carrier’s fleet, of which 14 are in active service and one is currently parked.
AviationSource will approach Air France for official comment on the cause of this diversion into the Israeli capital earlier today.
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