Air France Boeing 777 To Detroit Diverts to Iceland

Air France Boeing 777 To Detroit Diverts to Iceland

In the last few moments, it has emerged that an Air France Boeing 777 between Paris CDG and Detroit has turned north and is diverting to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Air France Boeing 777 To Detroit Diverts to Iceland
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AF378 is being operated by F-GSPX, one of Air France’s Boeing 777-228ER aircraft. At the time of writing, the aircraft is to the south-west of Reykjavik, Iceland.

As per data from Planespotters.net, F-GSPX is a 21.5 year old airframe, having been delivered to the French carrier new back in March 2002.

At this stage, it is unclear what the reason for the diversion is, but there was a 7700 emergency squawk transmission earlier, but the aircraft has since changed to a normal squawk code.

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Updates: Air France Boeing 777 To Detroit Diverts to Iceland…


This is a developing story. Updates to follow below.

UPDATE #1 @ 1920 UK time – At the time of writing, Air France flight 378 between Paris CDG and Detroit is to the south-west of Reykjavik, Iceland at FL310. Still unclear what the reason for diversion is.

UPDATE #2 @ 1922 UK time – AF378 is now descending out of FL310 into Reykjavik Airport, Iceland.

UPDATE #3 @ 1926 UK time – AF378 is now descending through FL200 as it continues its descent to its diversion airport.

UPDATE #4 @1929 UK time – Winds at the moment in Reykjavik looks to be favouring Runway 28 for arrival, but will see which runway the aircraft opts for.

UPDATE #5 @ 1932 UK time – AF378 is passing through FL100, as preparations for its approach begins.

UPDATE #6 @ 1936 UK time – Air France flight AF378 is descending through 6,000 feet, and looks to be setting itself up for an approach on Runway 28.

Air France Boeing 777 To Detroit Diverts to Iceland

UPDATE #7 @ 1941 UK time – F-GSPX, the Boeing 777-200ER operating this flight, is now on a short final approach into Reykjavik Airport, Iceland.

Air France Boeing 777 To Detroit Diverts to Iceland

UPDATE #8 @ 1945 UK time – TOUCHDOWN! Air France flight AF378 between Paris CDG and Detroit has successfully diverted to Reykjavik, Iceland following its brief emergency squawk transmission that resulted in this diversion.

AviationSource will approach Air France for a comment on the diversion into Reykjavik Airport, as opposed to continuing on to Detroit.

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