An Air France flight operating from Paris to Atlanta had made an unscheduled diversion to Dublin, Ireland this afternoon.
Air France AF682 Paris – Atlanta
Air France flight AF682, a Boeing 777-300ER operating from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) initiated the diversion as it negotiated the overwater crossing.
The flight is currently making its final approach into Dublin Airport (DUB).
Diversion to Dublin
Flight AF682 had made a scheduled departure from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 11:17 CET this morning, before establishing normally for the transatlantic crossing.
The aircraft climbed to cruising level FL330 (33,000 feet) for the long haul flight, and made its outbound track normally.
The flight subsequently initiated a diversion to Dublin Airport at it made its transit to the west of Ireland on the early stage of the overwater crossing at around 12:00 UTC.
The aircraft conducting today’s long haul service is a Boeing 777-300ER registered F-GSQE; a 19-year old widebody aircraft belonging to the French national flag carrier Air France.
Update 13:00 UTC
It is understood that this afternoon’s precautionary diversion to Dublin was due to a medical issue onboard.
The flight did not declare a formal emergency and continued to the diversion airport under normal flight operations.
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